Hurricane Tips for Parents: How to Help Kids
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The 2017 hurricane season has begun. The National Hurricane Center is predicting 11 to 17 storms developing this year -- with five to nine of them developing into hurricanes. Save the Children urges families and caregivers to take precautions to keep children safe.
"Disasters can cause fear, anxiety and stress in children that can last long after the initial impact," said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. "That's why we have to do everything we can to minimize the emotional effect of such traumatizing events on children, who are the most vulnerable during emergencies, and provide the support they need."
In addition to basic survival items such as water, a flashlight and a battery-powered radio, families with children need to include kid-friendly supplies in their emergency kits. Based upon Save the Children's years of domestic and international experience of coming to the aid of children in emergencies, these tips can be used as a guide for parents to support their loved ones in the event of a crisis.
Save the Children Disaster Checklist for Families
Based upon years of domestic and international experience of coming to the aid of children in emergencies, Save the Children has developed guidance for families to support their loved ones in the event of a crisis. Parents can use these tips to help their children feel safe.
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