Children

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