Preparing Your Kids


Make sure your children understand how to call for help and how to identify emergency response personnel such as police and firemen


Review different types of emergencies and what actions to take in response to a disaster


Practice and review your household emergency plan with your kids on a regular basis - like during "Spring Forward" and "Fall Back" - the same time you should replace your smoke detector batteries


In the case that your child becomes separated from you, make sure they know the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Parents' or guardians' first and last name
  • Home address
  • Phone number

To learn more about preparing for a disaster specifically for children, please click here.

For Kids (Grades K-5)

Owlie Skywarn Weather Preparedness Books

For Students (Grades 6-12)

Severe Weather Resources



Teaching Aids


JetStream - Online Weather School    |      SciJinks




National Severe Storm Laboratory


Map Interpretation and Analysis    |    Severe Weather Primer




Severe Weather Brochures


"Vortex...Unraveling the Secrets" Tornado Safety Education    |    Basic Spotter's Field Guide


Thunderstorms and Lightning...the Underated Killers    |    Floods - the Awesome Power



For Parents