Plan and Prepare Your Family Before Natural Disasters Happen

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Normally on Fun Fridays we have a craft, activity or fun-family recipe for you to do with your kids. Because of the tragedy of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and possibly Hawaii and the West Coast of the Americas, we felt it is important to look at how to prepare your family for natural disasters.

Natural Disasters can happen at any time without warning so it is important to have a plan in place that everyone in your family is aware of before tragedy strikes. It is important to have a plan in place for when you are home or on vacation.

You will want to protect your family by:

  1. Getting informed
  2. Planning for emergencies
  3. Assembling a disaster supplies kit
  4. Getting your children involved

FEMA has a very helpful website with tips on how to do all the above plus much more. They also have a very helpful website for kids with information on natural disasters that is presented in a way that informs children without scaring them.

Our thoughts are with all the families impacted by this recent natural disaster.

5 Responses to “Plan and Prepare Your Family Before Natural Disasters Happen”

  1. Misty March 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Awesome resources! It’s so sad about the tsunami in Japan.

  2. MichelleH March 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Glad you found the resources helpful Misty. It is sad about the tsunami in Japan. Our hearts go out to those families.

  3. Heidijaneblankets March 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    I don’t think I could live anywhere with any sort of natural disasters, I’d always be worried. I am a worry wart!

  4. MichelleH March 16, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    It is amazing to see how resilient people are in the face of such terrible loss.

  5. Monica B March 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    thanks for such a great article.