It’s National Hurricane Preparedness week and our friends at FEMA wanted us to do something fun to make sure Stella and I are prepared for the start of hurricane season, June 1. We’ve heard a lot about how it’s important to have an emergency kit – it is a collection of basic items your family may need in the event of an emergency.
So to help us get our kit together, we did a scavenger hunt for things already around the house that are also great things to use during an emergency.
First we had to find our battery powered weather radio that sends out alert when severe weather is in our area. We also found a basic first aid that we can add to our kit.
Next we needed to find something to help us see in the dark in case the power goes out… our clue says it would be under the sofa… it’s a flashlight!
We’ve got a good start so far, but there’s more we can add to our kit. Our next clue says to head to the kitchen pantry for something to quench our thirst. We found bottled water....
Our final clue says to look under the sink for something to help our radio and flashlight work.
We found batteries!
The scavenger hunt was a fun and easy way to help us get prepared! We used simple items around the house to get our kit started. And you can do the same. Getting prepared doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Take items from around your house and start your emergency kit today!
Visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes to learn how you can prepare for the upcoming hurricane season!