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The best way to communicate with family members during an emergency is by cell phone.


In an emergency, communications may be difficult, if not impossible. When a disaster strikes, some family members may be at work, others at school, church or home. Communicating by cell phone may be difficult or impossible if systems are overloaded. To reunite with your loved ones, designate a primary meeting place in your immediate area and a secondary place outside your neighborhood or town.

Designate an emergency contact, preferably someone out of town or state - it may be easier to make a long distance call across the country than to call across town. Make sure each family member knows the contact number.

Click here for more information about preparing you and your family for an emergency.

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