SMART Hurricane Prep
SMART Family Literacy is a partner with Save the Children and a member of the Gulf Coast Panel for Child Care Resilience and Recovery.
"What's in your family's emergency backpack?"
Are you ready? Test your preparedness with these questions.
1. What are three things you will pack in your emergency go-bag for hurricane evacuation?
2. What is something you can do to manage the stress caused by a hurricane or the threat of a hurricane?
3. Which is more serious?
a. Tropical depression
b. Tropical storm?
4. What does the Saffir Simpson Scale number (1,2,3,4,5) tell about a hurricane?
a. Amount of water
b. Strength of wind
5. Which is the deadliest part of a hurricane or tropical event?
a. Tidal surge
b. Flooded streets
c. Wind speed
6. What can you do to help children prepare for a power outage?
7. Which items in your emergency kit have expiration dates and/or require yearly updates?
8. Which items in your emergency kit are specific for your child or family?
"What's in your emergency backpack?"
Hurricane Season is June 1st through November 30th.
Are you prepared for a hurricane evacuation? Be prepared for evacuation due to a flash flood, tropical storm or hurricane. What can you take for a family with small children if you need to stay in a shelter overnight?
Great Websites for Families
1. Ready.gov at https://www.ready.gov/plan
2. Texas Hurricane Center at https://gov.texas.gov/hurricane
3. Save the Children at https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/disaster-relief-in-america/preparedness.
Tips for Hurricane
Keep things dry. Example: Cell phone dry bag
Keep your hands-free. Example: Clothes with zipper pockets and a head light
High protein food in foil packages
Light (Don't pack too heavy)
Light (So you can see when the electricity goes out)
Life jacket, U.S. Coast Guard approved
For locally specific information in Galveston & Houston, follow https://spacecityweather.com/