In most emergencies it’s best to stay in your own home, so make your home your meeting place and have an alternative in case you can’t get there.
If the phone and internet lines were down how would you keep in touch, arrange to meet up, keep up with news and weather alerts?
Talk to your family about how you will get in touch and where you will meet up if phone or internet lines are down.
Make sure your family knows your school's emergency plans and has names of three people who could pick you up.
Have a solar or battery-powered radio so you can tune in to the latest news for information during an emergency.
Have an out-of-town contact that everyone knows about (sometimes when local phone lines are down you can still reach people outside your area). Get everyone to check in with your out-of-town contact by text or online messaging in an emergency if you can.
Keep a written list of important phone numbers.