You may not be with your family during a time when a disaster strikes, so it is important to plan ahead. You should know how you will get somewhere safe, how you will contact your loved ones, how you will eventually get back together and what to do during different situations, whether you are together or alone. You can also read more on family communications by visiting FEMA's disaster preparedness website.
You should also plan ahead by inquiring about emergency plans at your places of work, schools/colleges, places of worship, recreation buildings and it is also useful to be aware of alternate routes you can take during travel. View more information on school and workplace plans.