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.