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Family Survival Planning Checklist

In any situation, worst comes to worst, we could be at least have a little confidence if we knew we already prepared for something unexpected.

Start this process by gathering all the members of your family and discuss the following:

I. Emergency Escape Exits
* Draw a floor plan of your home.
* Make sure the children understand the drawing.
* Emphasize a meeting place outside your home in case of an emergency: where to meet near your home and where to meet in case of evacuation

II. Family Communication
* Every disaster would have its own peculiarities and most often your family may not be together when disaster strike. It is most important that every member should have a way to communicate with each other. Think of how each member can contact one another in different situations.
* Make sure every member of the family will have a directory of important numbers, be it relatives whom they can call and communicate with. Make it handy for everyone so it can be kept inside the wallet or purse.

III. Important records
* Store important documents like insurance policies, deeds, property records, and other important papers in a safe place, such as a safety deposit box. Make copies of these records and make sure to keep a copy inside your Family Kit Survival.
* It is always wise to “save money for rainy rains”. It is advisable to keep a small amount of cash at home in a safe place you can quickly access in case of an evacuation.








4 comments on Family Survival Planning Checklist

  1. ...with ♥, Amber
    April 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm (6 years ago)

    This couldn't be better written. I have never thought about having important documents around where my kids could also find them in case of an Emergency. I need to rethink this. The kids and I have went over emergency exits in our home several times, but this post made me realize that there are also several precations to take in case of an emergency! Thank you for sharing..

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  2. Gene
    July 1, 2011 at 5:41 pm (6 years ago)

    What a helpful checklist. Every family should have this prepared in their homes in case of disaster.

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  3. J Allyssa
    July 31, 2011 at 11:39 am (6 years ago)

    The records are very important lalo na yung sa insurance. Wala ka ng habol if mawala mo kaya by all means, keep it safe lalo na pag may disaster. 

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