FEMA for Kids

The FEMA for Kids website at http://www.fema.gov/kids/ has sections on floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunami, thunderstorms, volcanoes, earthquakes, wildfires, winter storms, and national security emergencies.

The site has several games and quizzes for children to participate in, and gives children the opportunity to become a disaster action kid. Your child can receive a free activity book, brochure, coloring book, door knob hanger, and a certificate with their name on it.

It is always a good idea to go over emergency procedures with your children. While you may think your child knows what to do in the case of an emergency, going over things can make you and your child feel more comfortable should a disaster situation occur.

Another cool feature of this site is that kids can look at current events in your particular area. The site has a huge map of the United States and children can click on a state to find out what types of emergencies they should look out for as well as what disasters have happened recently in the area. The map is screen reader friendly and easy to see with screen magnification software.

Children can also look at "Today in Disaster History" where they can see what disasters were occurring previously on a particular date.

Click this link to visit the Fema for Kids website: http://www.fema.gov/kids/.


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