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 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.

​Books

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).​