American Red Cross
The American Red Cross Safe and Well Website, accessible via www.redcross.org, is an internet-based tool that families can integrate into their family communications plan and also one that the Red Cross will use to help disaster victims communicate from inside the disaster-affected areas to loved ones outside. People within a disaster area can register themselves as “safe and well” by selecting and posting standard messages for friends and family that indicate they are safe and well at a shelter, home or hotel, and will make contact when they are able. Concerned family members who know the person’s phone number (home, cell or work) or a complete home address can search for the messages posted by those who self-register.
The Safe and Well Website complies with all privacy and child protection laws. Because of these privacy concerns, no location information is publicly displayed on this website. The results of a successful search only display a loved one’s first name, last name, an as of date, and the Safe and Well messages they posted.
Here are some additional items to include in presentations to promote preparedness before disaster strikes:
Family Communications Plan
For more information on how you and your family can develope a Family Disaster Plan, please visit www.tallyredcross.org or call our Chapter at (850) 878-6080.