Where to meet away from your home in case of a disaster
(like a neighbor’s/family house or the nearest hurricane shelter);
Where to meet outside your neighborhood if you must
evacuate. Possible a friend or relative’s house;
Where to call to "check in" if you become
separated from your family during a disaster.
You should memorize the phone number of a family member
who lives in another area of the island.
You would call there to report where you are so your
family can find you.
You can also talk with your whole neighborhood about
disaster plans. Find out if someone in your neighborhood has a special
skill -- like a doctor, nurse, police, teacher, fireman etc..
Be sure your house has a smoke detector and remember
to change the batteries
You may have to leave your house during a disaster and
may sleep somewhere else for a while. It’s smart to put together
your own Kid’s Activity Survival Kit so you will have things to
do and share with other kids. These can all be stored in a backpack or
duffel bag. Just make sure you can carry it easily.
Some suggested items for your
KIDS Activity Survival Kit:
A few of your favorite books
Crayons, pencils or marking pens and plenty of paper
Scissors and glue
Two favorite toys such as a doll or action figure
One or two board games
A deck of cards
A puzzle (One with lots of pieces is good -- it takes
a long time to do!)
Small people figures and play vehicles that you can
use to play out what is happening during your disaster -- such as ambulance,
fire truck, helicopter, dump truck, police car, small boats.