After an Emergency

Leaving your home because of an emergency is upsetting and it is easy to forget important details for helping yourself. Here are some things that may help you:

  • Contact family and friends to let them know you are safe.
  • Contact your insurance company immediately.
  • Make plans for food, shelter and clothing – contact family and friends to see if they can help.
  • Tell your employer or school what your situation is.
  • Cancel appointments.
  • Tell your children’s school what happened.