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Hurricanes and Kids

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
  • puzzle
  • 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)

Hi, Kids!

Every family needs an emergency plan to keep them READY. SET. 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.

Books

Hurrica​ne Safety Coloring & Activity Book

Recommended Reading for Kids

Kid's Web Sites

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.

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.

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).​
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Aim A Hurricane

This game lets you see how winds work together to determine where a hurricane will strike. ​​​​

Visit Broward County’s Kid’s Corner to learn more about Broward County, in a fun and exciting way! Explore ways to save the environment, discover the importance of voting, learn how your local governments works and more!