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Color Your Family Prepared

Make sure your family is prepared for emergencies.

Anyone who’s experienced a severe storm knows it can be overwhelming or even traumatic. Helping your family prepare in advance is a great way to alleviate some of the worry. The tips below, and this free downloadable coloring page, can spark the conversation in a fun way.

Make emergency preparedness a family affair. Get everyone involved before weather strikes.Talk as a family about potential weather hazards in your area. Once you’ve identified the risks, take these preventive actions:

Action: Create a Plan

  • Designate a meeting point if you get separated
  • Assign each family member responsibilities should a storm occur
  • Create a home evacuation plan
  • Maintain a home inventory in case of loss

Action: Make an Emergency Kit

  • Bottled water
  • Protein-rich food
  • Battery operated radio
  • Extra clothing
  • Flashlights
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

Action: Don’t forget about your pets!

  • Pack items in advance so your pet is also ready for the next emergency.
  • This coloring page shows what to include.