Hey kids, if there’s ever an unexpected emergency or disaster in Clayton County, you can help! It’s important for your family to have a plan and be prepared. The tips below will help you learn what you can do to help the adults in charge during an emergency.
Pack a Ready Kit
- Help your parents, grandparents or guardians put together a Ready kit.
- Pack books and board games in your Ready kit so you'll have activities to keep you busy.
Know How to Get In Touch With Family Members
- Decide who each family member will call if you are separated during an emergency.
- It might be easier to reach a relative who's out of town. Everyone in the family can contact an aunt, uncle or grandparent to let them know you're okay.
- You should keep a copy of your family's contact numbers and meeting places taped to the inside of your binder, homework notebook, or book bag.
Learn What To Do At School
- Choose an easy-to-find location near your home, and then practice getting there from different locations around your neighborhood.
- Also, choose an easy-to-find location outside of your neighborhood in case you can't get home.
Don't Forget Your Pet!
- Make a Ready kit for your pet, too!
- Remind Mom and Dad to make a plan for what you'll do with your pets if you can't take them with you. Remember, you may not be able to take them to a shelter.
Always remember: If an unexpected emergency does happen, stay calm and listen to directions from adults around you, like your teachers or parents.
For Fun and Games go to https://www.ready.gov/kids/games
Have A Plan
Know Your Enemy