20 Days to Ready: Know Where They’ll Be (Day 17)
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.
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Recommended by the Editors:
- Day 16: Plan Two Ways Out
- Day 15: Select Your Safe Space
- Day 14: Decode the Weather
- Day 13: Learn Life-Saving Skills
- Day 12: Arrange to Stay Connected
- Day 11: Consider a Corded Phone
- Day 10: Organize Emergency Contacts
- Day 9: Fix Up a First Aid Kit
- Day 8: Find a Radio for Any Scenario
- Day 7: Get a Guiding Light
- Day 6: Keep Water on Tap for Everyone
- Day 5: Grab Emergency Grub
- Day 4: Learn How to Turn It Off
- Day 3: Put Detectors on Duty
- Day 2: Create a Home Inventory
- Day 1: Back Up Your Docs