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Gathering Up Loved Ones

  • Your family may not all be in one location when a disaster strikes. It is important to plan in advance. How you will get to a safe place? How you will contact one another? How you will get back together? What will you do in different situations? The following resources can help you plan ahead and find family, friends and pets after a disaster.

    Finding Lost Family and Friends

    Make a Plan - Make a family communications plan. (

    Safe and Well - Register yourself as safe and well and search to find loved ones. (American Red Cross)

    National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) - Register and communicate with loved ones to let them know you are safe. (FEMA)

    Contact Loved Ones - Use a free emergency voicemail service to help you get in touch with family members and friends. (Project Genesis)

    Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR) - A free emergency contact system to help if you or your family member is missing, injured or deceased. (NOKR)

  • Finding and Managing Pets

    Caring for Animals - Guidelines to help you make a plan for your pet during a disaster. (

    Helping Pets - Advice about how to locate and care for your pet after a disaster. (FEMA)

    Missing Pet Network - Report lost or found missing animals, by state. (Missing Pet Network)