What to Do Before an Emergency
If You Care for an Elderly Person or Other Dependent Relative
- Does he/she have my work contact information and know the best way to reach me in the event of an emergency? If he/she has a caretaker or attends a day care facility, do they have my work contact information?
- Have I made the caretaker aware of any job-related contact restrictions I may have as a transit employee?
- Do I have ready access to the caretaker’s phone number if care is not provided at my home?
- If he/she attends a day care facility, do I know their emergency response plan and the facility's planned destination if evacuation is necessary? How do they plan to communicate with guardians in the event of an emergency?
- Have I specified a designated person to pick up my elderly or other dependent relative from his/her care facility in the event of an emergency situation and take him/her to safety until I am available?
- How will he/she reach our determined family meeting place(s) or shelter in the event of an emergency situation where evacuation from the home is necessary?
- Have I made arrangements with a neighbor or caretaker to help my elderly or other dependent relative evacuate?
- Are my local emergency shelters handicapped accessible?
- Does he/she have our determined out-of-town contact’s information?
- Does he/she have a small bag prepared and easily accessible with a supply of any necessary medications?