- Emergency Kit for Kids
- When a Disaster Strikes
When a Disaster Strikes
Disasters can often be scary for everyone involved. Knowing what happens during a disaster can help you and your family prepare.
Children can often feel frightened during a catastrophe especially if they must leave their home. Take time to sit down with your children and discuss what would happen during a disaster.
Talk about your disaster escape routes
Who to call if they get separated from you
What happens if a disaster occurs while they're at school or at the
Where they might go during a disaster
General disaster safety tips
How they can help you to protect yourselves and your property
It's OK to feel scared and to cry during a disaster. It'll be over soon
and things can return to normal.
If they feel scared or confused, they should find you or another adult
and ask questions.
Sometimes, it can help to draw pictures or write stories about their
By helping children know what to expect during a disaster, and what they can do to help, they will be better prepared if and when storms begin.