With hurricanes being highly destructive, whether to property or human life, one should definitely be mindful of the hurricane season, while making the necessary preparations. Read on to learn what scientists have to say about the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, within the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, in this informative article by JoAnna Wendel, and take note of the safety measures provided.
As you all may know the Hurricane Season is upon us from June 1st – November 30th. Although, we as adults may know all about securing supplies, preparing evacuation routes and emergency shelters, this occurrence tends to be a bit scary, uncertain and exciting all at the same time for children.
In order to assist parents of the Agency with young children, in terms of getting them to understand hurricanes and prepare for the possibility of one, I have sourced some resources to make the task a little easier. This will also help parents have an active role in teaching children about disaster preparedness.
These resources have been sourced from both the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and include a web page (with links to take a hurricane quiz and prepare a survival kit) and an activity book that you can print for your kids.
In order to access either of these resources you can click on the relevant resources below.