Disasters always happen to other people, until they happen to you.
When crunch time comes, comms are important.
You need… stop and read that again… YOU NEED a plan. A PACE Plan, or Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency Plan.
I warmly recommend considering reviewing how well you can stay in touch with people if your primary means of communication are down (e.g., mobile, cellphone).
This is a good introductory video for basic means apart from your phone. Moms might like to see this.
I like the observation about giving a hand-held radio to, perhaps, elderly people in the neighborhood who might need help when comms or power is down, for example, letting you know that they need help to keep insulin cold because you have a generator.
Small tips about kids, etc. It’s not long and it has some good ideas.
All of you, think about getting that first level Ham Radio license!