Create an Earthquake Emergency Plan with Your Kids as a New Year’s Resolution
It’s the new year, so time for making resolutions. Here’s a good one to make: Make an emergency plan for your family.
Plaza Sésamo, Cristian de la Fuente and Lola remind us to help our families by making an emergency meeting plan. Making an emergency meeting plan is the second step in the 5 simple steps to make sure your kids are prepared for an earthquake.
- Practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On with your children
- Make a post-emergency meet-up plan. If you live in California, your child’s school is required by law to have an emergency plan in place like this one.
- Make an earthquake grab and go bag for each of your children. Include emergency info like wallet cards and photos.
- Fill out emergency wallet cards for everyone in your family. One goes in their go bag, and the other should be with them at all times.
- Print a recent photo of yourself and/or your spouse with each child. If you become separated, this will make finding each other much easier.
Every school in California is required to have an emergency plan in place, including post-earthquake reunification plans. Do you know the plan for your school? If not, find out today.
While you’re preparing, why not print out our earthquake safety checklist in English, Spanish, or Chinese. Take a few minutes to make a plan with your family and get everyone prepared. Make the prepare, survive and recover resolution today!