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FEMA For Kids: Preparedness For Children And Families

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August 31, 2010
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. Even kids!

Welcome to Ready Kids, a Web site packed with information and games to help kids and their families better prepare in the event of a disaster. Learn how to create an emergency kit, read the latest Ready Kids comic and meet the Mountain Lion Family to learn how they prepare for every situation. You can even graduate from Readiness U and get your very own certificate.

Go to  to find out about different kinds of severe weather and learn the best way to keep you and your family and pets safe before danger happens. Read stories from other young people who have been through a disaster, or tell your own story. Discover what you might feel during and after such an incident. Learning about different kinds of disasters helps everyone become better prepared.

There are also resources for parents and teachers that can be used in the classroom or home.

Disasters aren't fun, but learning about them can be.

Additional information about National Preparedness Month is available at and and toll-free at 1-800-BE-READY, TTY 1-800-462-7585 and 1-888-SE-LISTO.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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