• Write up a family plan together
  • Choose a Family Reunification Site
  • Talk about issues with entire family
  • Practice the plan (make it fun but real, and try it at night with the electricity off)
  • Identify safe places in each room:
    1. under sturdy furniture (desk, table)
    2. against inside wall
    3. away from glass or heavy bookcases/furniture

Family Reunification Site

  • Decide on a safe area (refuge) where family will reunify after earthquake
  • Have plans for each family member to reach refuge
  • Refuge site should be near your home, in the open, away from hazards (buildings, trees, telephone and electrical lines, overpasses)
  • Have a telephone contact out of the area (preferably someone out of state who can relay messages)