Magazine article Technology and Children

Be Prepared to Help!

Magazine article Technology and Children

Be Prepared to Help!

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It's severe weather season in many parts of the United States. If you live in area where hurricanes, tornados, floods, or even earthquakes are likely, you should know where to find the things you and your family will need if natural disaster should strike. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), you should gather up supplies and keep them all together in a cabinet or in a plastic tub. You will also be better prepared to help your neighbors.

Water is the most important item to have ready. You should always have on hand one gallon per person or pet, per day. You may need to treat your water to keep it safe for drinking.

FEMA recommends storing food that won't spoil. Canned foods, such as fruit and vegetables, meat and tuna, soup and juice, can last a long time. You should also pack high-energy snacks like granola bars and trail mix. Don't forget food that will keep you and your family in a good mood, like cookies and candy! Sugar, salt, and pepper will go a long way to spruce up some of your meals.

Every family member should have warm clothes and shoes stored in the kit. Blankets and sleeping bags are also important. You'll need a complete first-aid kit. …

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