Family Emergency Plan

Discuss What Your Family Should Do for Each Type of Disaster

  • Find the safe areas in your home to take shelter
  • Determine the best escape routes from your home and find two ways out of each room
  • Pick places to meet - choose a location outside your house in case of household emergency, such as a fire, and one outside your neighborhood in case you can not return to your house
  • Pick local and out-of-town family check-in points for everyone to call if your family gets separated
  • Make sure everyone knows the phone numbers
  • Discuss what to do in an emergency
  • Stock emergency supplies. You should assemble enough supplies to support your needs for three days

Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit in Case of Evacuation

  • Battery powered radio
  • Battery-operated tone-alert weather radio
  • Blankets/sleeping bags
  • Can opener
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Change of clothes/footwear
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra pair of glasses
  • Extra set of car keys
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Packaged or canned food
  • Prescription medications
  • Water

Prepare an Emergency Car Kit

  • Battery-powered radio
  • Blanket
  • Booster cable
  • Bottled water
  • Extra batteries
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Maps
  • Non-perishable high-energy foods
  • Tire repair kit/pump

Install Safety Features in Your Home

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors

Practice & Maintain Your Plan

  • Conduct fire and emergency evacuation drills annually
  • Replace stored water every three months and food every six months
  • Test and recharge your fire extinguisher(s) according to manufacture's instructions
  • Test your smoke detector once a month and replace the batteries twice a year; it is suggested the batteries be replaced in the fall and spring
  • During emergencies, listen to radio frequency/channel 530 AM, Texas City's designated Emergency Alert System Station, for emergency information from local public officials; follow their instructions and recommendations