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Make a Contact List

Be sure to have an emergency contact list accessible in an event of a disaster.

Take the following steps to create an emergency contact list:

  • Pick an out-of-state friend or relative that all family members will call if you become separated from each other. (If local DC phone circuits are busy during an emergency, it may be easier to call out-of-state.)
  • Give the name, phone number, and e-mail address to each member of your family.
  • Store the list in a plastic zip-lock bag (to avoid water damage).