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Family Scavenger Hunt Every family needs to plan for what might happen. You should sit down with your family and talk about:

You should talk to your family about:

  • Where to meet away from your home in case of a fire (like a neighbor’s house or the corner of the street);
  • Where to meet outside your neighborhood if you must evacuate. You should pick a friend or relative’s house;
  • Where to call to "check in" if you become separated from your family during a disaster. You should memorize the phone number of a favorite aunt or family member who lives in another state. You would call there to report where you are so your family can find you.

You can also talk with your whole neighborhood about disaster plans. Find out if someone in your neighborhood has a special skill -- like being a doctor.

Also, be sure your house has a smoke detector and remember to change the batteries twice a year. It’s also a good idea to take a first aid class so you will be prepared to help others.

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