We’re heading into another hurricane season- and I’m writing this so that all of the hurricanes miss us. As someone who grew up in Florida, I quickly learned that being prepared makes the hurricane to go a different direction. It is Science, probably.
Anyway, the first thing you should do is check out the CT State Emergency Preparedness Guide. It has some great tips, like:
- Have your Emergency Supply Kit Ready: Both for your home and your car
- Write Important Contacts Down
- For evacuation information and shelters- dial 211
- Make a plan for kids, pets, etc
Anyway, once you’ve developed a plan for physical safety, there are many resources to help kids understand what is happening:
- The Big Storm: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A big storm comes to the Neighborhood. Daniel and his friends hunker down while the storm passes, and then they learn to “Look for the Helpers” to make things a little easier.
- National Geographic Kids: Hurricanes: Great resource for learning about hurricanes, including information on staying safe.
- PBS Kids: Making a Hurricane Indoors
- Dinosaur Train: Hurricane Hideout
Stay safe- and remember: preparation, not panic!