Hurricane Kids

Commander Ready and Captain SafeWay 

Broward County's Safety Superheroes!

Hi Kids, Commander Ready and Captain SafeWay are here to give you some important tips to help keep you READY. SET. SAFE. during hurricane season.

Every family needs a hurricane plan. Ask your parents or adult family members if they have a hurricane plan. Below are some questions you might what to ask.


  • Where will we stay in a hurricane?
  • Is our hurricane kit ready?
  • Do we have flashlights, a battery-operated
  • radio and back-up batteries?
  • Where Is Our Hurricane Food Stored?
  • Do we have enough water to last 3 to 5 days?
  • Where is the safest place in our house?
  • What are we going to do with our pets?

Hurricanes can be scary, but talking about your fears with a parent, adult family member or school counselor or teacher will help.


PDF icon Hurricane Safety Coloring & Activity Book
Captain Safeway and Commander Ready want you to be READY. SET. SAFE!

Recommended Reading for Kids
Kids can learn about hurricanes through books.

Kid's Web Sites

FEMA's Be A Hero!
The Heroes teach kids how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.

Florida Division of Emergency Management Kids Get A Plan
Professor Tinkermeister in his Wacky, Whiz-Bang, Weather-Watching Wonder and other fun characters will guide children through this interactive site filled with activities, downloads and stories.

PDF icon National Weather Service's Owlie Skywarn: Hurricanes
Owlie Skywarn provides important information that kids and their families should know when preparing for a hurricane.

American Red Cross Masters of Disaster
Getting better prepared for disasters and other emergencies can be a fun activity for the whole family! The Masters of Disaster® series teaches children how to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and other emergencies.

Miami Museum of Science - Hurricanes
How do hurricanes work? What happens when a storm comes? What is a storm like? The answer to these and other questions are discussed in easy to understand terms on this Web site.

Weather Wiz Kids
Kids can learn more about the fascinating world of weather and get their very own Hurricane Tracking Chart.

Storm Struck
Play fun-filled disaster safety games, create storm kits, and take interactive quizzes on natural disasters.

Web Weather for Kids
Learn what makes weather wet and wild, do cool activities, and become hot at forecasting the weather on Web Weather for Kids!

Broward County - Kids Corner
Hey Kids! Broward County has lots of stuff for you to do on this Web site. Check it out!


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