Choose two places to meet:
- Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, such as a fire.
- Outside your neighborhood, in case you cannot return home or are asked to evacuate.
- Choose an out-of-area emergency contact person. It may be easier to text or call long distance if local phone lines are overloaded or out of service. Everyone should have emergency contact information in writing or saved on their cell phones.
Download any of the ARC free disaster-specific mobile apps—particularly the Hurricane and First Aid apps—to get lifesaving preparedness information in the palm of your hand before and during emergencies. Red Cross apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to www.redcross.org/mobileapps.
“We’re proud to partner with the Red Cross to help our local communities become safer, stronger and more resilient,” said Carol Valianti, Unitil VP of communications and public affairs. “By making a plan, taking time to prepare and being ‘Red Cross Ready’, you can keep your loved ones safe in the event of a disaster.”
Additional recommended community resilience actions are available at www.redcross.org. For more information on the Unitil and ARC partnership, please visit http://www.unitil.com/our-community/partnering-red-cross.