Emergencies could happen no matter the time and your usual caregiver might not be available. It is important to have a list of people you can call on. Ask neighbors, friends, and family. Don’t leave everything to a single person because if they’re incapacitated or injured, you could be left stranded. Keep your list of helpers in an emergency kit.
If it is difficult to get around on your own, you may need someone to help with finding shelter or evacuation. Identify ahead of time who will help you.
Many apps are available on smartphones to help you communicate. Pick 1 or 2, and ask the friends and family on your emergency contact list to download these same apps. They could be utilized to connect and talk if phone services fail. It’s also important to keep your devices at full power and have backup chargers available.