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Fun family activities that prepare children for storm events

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Northwest Portland, we believe in the importance of preparedness. With winter storms looming on our horizon, it’s more important than ever to ensure the children in your household are prepared.

In a report titled “Bringing Youth Preparedness Education to the Forefront,” created by the National Commission on Children and Disasters, the researchers asserted that children should not be treated the same as adults when it comes to disaster preparedness. They found that many preparedness training and education programs didn’t explicitly account for youth, while also asserting that children are not passive victims during a disaster event and therefore should be accounted for. To read the report in full, visit Ready.Gov here.

While the report was created from data collected in the early 2010s, it brings valid insight into how we can better prepare our community’s youth. Below, you will find resources for the children in your life to explore preparedness, often structured as a family activity. 

  • Prepare for disaster with Ready Wrigley! Description: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created Ready Wrigley to provide young children, parents, guardians, and teachers with tips, activities, and a story to help the whole family prepare for emergencies.”
  • Have your child play fun, interactive games that focus on responding and preparing for disaster events! Disaster Master | Build a Kit
  • Help the children in your life cope after a storm event with Trinka and Sam: The Rainy Windy Day.

No matter what storm event may lie ahead, these tools are a great way to start preparing every member in your family - you can even find resources for pet preparedness!

If you and your family end up sustaining property damage during a storm event, trust that SERVPRO of Northwest Portland is ready to help you recover. Call us any time, any day at 503-283-3658.

Source: FEMA, CDC, Ready.Gov, National Commission on Children and Disasters

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