Step 13.
Prepare a Disaster Recovery Plan

Part of being prepared for a disaster is anticipating the aftermath. For the first 12-to-72 hours you may be entirely on your own. Your family may be separated for even longer. You may find yourself housed temporarily in a public shelter. Or, you may have evacuated the area.

Who would you contact for: Name: Number:
Transportation replacement?    
Emergency financing?    
Insurance claim?    
Communication links?    
Locating a loved one?    
Locating a missing pet?    
Funeral arrangements?    
Spritual or emotional needs?    

Using this model, make a chart of your own that can be filled in, saved, and printed, or:

For helpful information on what to do immediately following a disaster and assistance resources, go to: http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/index.shtm

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