Monday, June 16, 2008

Prepare for disaster

Photo credit: NOAA Photo Library

As my son is running around the house, taping “no” signs on all of our water faucets due to a water line break and subsequent mandatory boil order, I thought today might be a good day to talk about disaster preparedness.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has put together some pages to help you enjoy yourself as you Create an Emergency Supply Kit. After you make a Just-in-Case Family Plan and Know the Facts about disaster preparedness, then you can take a quiz to earn your "Readiness U Graduation Certificate".

If you’ve gone through a disaster and need to talk about what happened, one place to share your story is the Disaster Connection pages of FEMA for Kids. You can also read about Herman P.I.C. And The Hunt For A Disaster-Proof Shell. Poor Herman! The hermit crab survives a hurricane, a flood, an earthquake, and a fire before he finally finds the right (and safe) shell.

I wonder if Herman knows how to boil water ...

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