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Celebrate the holidays with family safely

For many individuals, celebrating the holidays includes traveling or hosting friends and family in your home. If you are traveling to see family or hosting guests at your home over the holidays, make sure that everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency. Use these tips to have a safe holiday season with your family:

*Decide on a family emergency meeting spot and make sure your guests know how to get there.

*Make sure you have working smoke alarms in any rooms where guests are sleeping.

*Giving or getting a new tablet or smartphone for the holidays? Visit https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app to download emergency preparedness apps and set up the emergency contact feature on your phone.

For more information about preparing a family emergency plan, visit: https://www.ready.gov/make-a- plan.

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