If you have children, create a children’s emergency supply kit when you create your family and/or pet kit. Be sure to solicit their input and assistance to collect supplies and build the kit. Suggestions include:
- a child identification card
- emergency phone number list
- a few favorite books
- crayons and paper
- one or two favorite small toys, like a doll or action figure
- board game
- deck of cards
- favorite stuffed animal
- favorite blanket or pillow
- a picture of your family and pets
- a box with special treasures that will help them feel safe
- some favorite snacks (non-perishable)
Every family needs an emergency plan to keep them
Be ready. Stay Safe during hurricane season. Ask your parents or adult family members if they have a plan for emergencies, such as a hurricane. Below are some questions you might what to ask.
- Where will we stay in a hurricane?
- Is our emergency kit ready?
- Do we have flashlights, a battery-operated radio and back-up batteries?
- Where is our emergency food supply 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 and other emergencies can be scary, but talking about your fears with a parent, adult family member or school counselor or teacher will help.
Kid's Web Sites
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.
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, a fun and interactive website sponsored by National Science Foundation’s University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).