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Children Be Prepared

Preparing children for emergencies can help them avoid unnecessary confusion and panic and could help save their lives or the lives of others. Depending on how old the child is, you can teach him or her some general contingency actions, such as how to call 9-1-1, the operator, or other emergency telephone numbers to get help, and of course, how to reach you. As soon as they're old enough, children should memorize their address and phone number, as well as yours at work.

Below is a list of resource links that will teach children how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. They can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories, and become a Disaster Action Kid and learn all about FEMA. In addition there are activities, curriculum and safety information for for Parents' and Teachers' use both in the classroom and at home.