Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Be Prepared for Disaster

With storm season sneaking up on us, we should take advantage of every tool possible to protect our families.  The following tips and guides appear on the web site. For 2014, they are stressing family and including children in these important conversations.  Regardless of whether or not you have children, there is plenty of good information to be had.  Here is just a sample, but more can be found at:


Resolve to be Ready. #Prepared2012 - Ad Council, Ready and FEMA

The campaign includes age-appropriate tools and resources to introduce conversations about disaster preparedness to children on, including a downloadable family emergency plan, emergency kit checklists and guidelines on how to make preparedness a year-round family activity. Check out the materials that you can use in your community to get families prepared in 2014.This year's Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on 'Family Connection' to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters. The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a plan: who to call,where to meet and what to pack.
  • Preparedness social media messages
  • #Prepared2014 Thunderclap message
  • Ready Kids public service announcement and emergency preparedness videos
  • Downloadable family emergency plan templates, emergency kit checklists, and disaster fact sheets for kids
  • Facebook cover photo, banner, and square graphic
  • Learn about these tools in Spanish: Propóngase estar listo en el año 2014

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