Helping Children Cope with Disasters

Disasters can leave children feeling frightened, confused and insecure. Whether a child has personally experienced trauma, or has seen the event on television or has heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and teachers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to…

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Cleaning Up and Returning Home After a Disaster

After a disaster strikes, use extreme caution when returning home. You may be anxious to see your property but do not return to your home before the area is declared to be safe by local officials. Before entering your home, be sure to take the following measures: Check for loose…

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How to Locate Loved Ones during an Emergency

After a disaster, phone lines may get congested. To get in contact with friends and family, use text messaging services and update social media networks. You can also let your family and friends know you are safe and well after an emergency via https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php. This website is designed to help…

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PREPARING BEFORE FOR A TORNADO

Every state is at some risk of tornadoes and the damage that they leave behind. Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds obscure others. Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. To begin preparing for any disaster, you should build…

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