As you’re packing your kiddos up to head back to school, don’t forget one important piece of gear: an emergency contact card!
Here’s a helpful tip from the Department of Homeland Security:
Complete an emergency contact card and make copies for each member of your family to carry with them. Be sure to include an out-of-town contact on your contact card. It may be easier to reach someone out of town if local phone lines are out of service or overloaded. You should also have at least one traditionally wired landline phone, as cordless or cellular phones may not work in an emergency. Visit www.redcross.org or www.ready.gov for sample emergency contact cards.
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