Contacting Family And Friends After A Disaster

by Jon Henshaw

In light of hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross has released tips on how to best contact friends and family after a disaster. They recommend people follow these tips to help ensure that friends and family know that you’re safe.

  • Call an out of town contact to let them know you are safe.
  • Ask them to spread the word to your family and friends.
  • Make sure your contact lives far enough away that they are not affected by the same storm.
  • Rest assured that emergency responders are working as quickly as possible and are doing all that they can to help those affected.
  • Remember that storms mean power outages and downed phone lines. Please keep trying and be patient.
  • Phone lines are often overwhelmed after a disaster. Try sending an email if you can — sometimes email works when phones don’t.
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This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 at 2:45 pm and is filed under Lifestyles. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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