Know Where They'll Be

20 Days to Ready: Know Where They’ll Be (Day 17)

20 Days to Ready is a series of simple, daily tasks to help you better prepare for emergencies and protect your family when disaster strikes. Follow along, day by day, and you’ll be more ready (for just about anything) in a few short weeks.

ASSIGNMENT: Pick an Emergency Meeting Spot

When an emergency happens, the last thing you want to do is play a frantic game of hide-and-seek with the people you care about most.

Take the time to gather your family now, and designate two meeting spots to use in case of an emergency: one just outside your home and one just outside your neighborhood, the Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests.

The spot just outside your home can be useful in an emergency that forces you to escape your home (like a house fire), while the meeting place outside your neighborhood may come in handy in case your neighborhood is evacuated (due to a hurricane or other threat).

When you practice your home escape plan, practice using these emergency meeting spots as well, so that everyone is familiar with where to go to find one another.

Click here to follow along with more “20 Days to Ready” emergency preparedness tasks.

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