April 04, 2013
Educating and preparing your children for severe weather is an important duty every parent has to help keep kids safe in dangerous situations. Given recent extreme severe weather patterns and the fact that no state is immune from severe weather, the more children know about emergency preparedness, the better.
Talk to your children about the types of severe weather in your region
Talking to your children about the types of severe weather that can occur in your region can help eliminate the fear of the unknown and create awareness. Often times, if they’re old enough to have this discussion, then they’re already aware of severe weather watches and warnings by watching television.
Teach children the popular weather safety catchphrases
We use catchphrases because they work. For children, they’re short and easy to remember thanks to rhyming. You probably remember a few from your childhood and here’s a couple more to share: