Disasters: Is your family prepared?
Families may become separated during the chaos of a disaster, especially when evacuation is required. It is important to plan for your family’s safety.
Safety tips for families
Review these recommendations in case your family is ever impacted by a disaster. Download and print the full safety tips.
Sometimes, no matter how much you have planned, the worst happens: you become separated from your children. This is why we run the Unaccompanied Minors Registry. Through this online registry individuals can report a child who is accounted for, but separated from their caregivers. Anyone can report a separated child to the Unaccompanied Minors Registry, including emergency managers on the ground during a disaster. Reporting persons input basic information about the unaccompanied child to the registry and can even upload a photo of him/her. We then cross-reference any reports through this registry against phone calls from searching parents.