Help Your Kids Be Ready for an Emergency

Posted on March 8th, 2013

It may be difficult to talk with your children about the possibility of something “bad” happening.   As adults, we know that when we feel prepared, we may be better able to cope with a disaster.  Children are no different.  Working together as a family, you can identify and collect the resources you need to meet basic needs both during and after a disaster.

Here are three easy steps you can do to prepare for an emergency:

1)       Be prepared:  Make your own Ready kit.  Good information can be found on the Ready Georgia website:

2)      Have a Communications Plan:  Your family may not be together when disaster strikes. Make a plan today. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

3)      Stay informed: Learn about your risk for specific hazards in your community.  Listen to weather updates.  And download the Ready Georgia app:

Sesame Workshop, along with its project partners, created Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies.  Featuring beloved characters from Sesame Street, this website helps children learn how to be prepared in an emergency situation.