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It’s National Preparedness Month – Prepare Youth

It’s the final week of National Preparedness Month! Prepared youth make for a more prepared community.

Because young people experience the same hazards as adults do, they are an important part of building a national culture of preparedness; after all, children under the age of 18 make up nearly one-quarter of the entire U.S. population.

Here are a few tips for preparing youth:

  • Talk with young people about the types of disasters that can happen where you live.
  • Teach youth what to do when a disaster happens when they aren’t home, or when they aren’t with you, so they feel prepared, not scared.
  • Include all family members in planning – children, youth, adults, and seniors.

For more information on preparing youth for disasters visit www.Ready.gov/Kids