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Plan Emergency Escape Routes

Sketch a floor plan of your house. Use a separate piece of paper for every floor. Identify 2 escape routes from every room. Make sure drawings can be understood by young children. Place a copy of the escape routes within eye level in your children’s rooms.

If you reside in a multi-story house, develop escape plans with ladders. Ensure that everyone living in the house understands how to use escape ladders.

Set Specific Meeting Locations

Determine a central meeting location and document it, so all family members understand where to reunite during an emergency. You may also want to designate different meetings location depending on where you're at. For example, if a disaster strikes while the family is in or near your place of residence then you might all want to meet at your house or a neighbors house. However, if a disaster occurs when everyone is outside the immediate area you may wan to set up a easily accessible location such as parking lot where you all should meet.

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