OLYMPIA-The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Even kids!
Welcome to FEMA for Kids, a Web site that is all fun and games - sort of. Underneath all the fun is a lot of good information that helps kids and their families become better prepared in the event of a disaster. Play games, enjoy stories, do puzzles, go through mazes, and watch videos. You can even become a Disaster Action Kid and get your very own certificate to hang on the wall!
Go to www.fema.gov and click on Kids. Meet Herman the "spokescrab" and tag along on his search for a disaster-proof shell. You'll also meet Julia and Robbie, the Disaster Twins. Wherever these two go, trouble is sure to follow. Watch brother and sister get into - and out of - all sorts of close calls, learning along the way how to be better prepared, or how to avoid danger altogether. Another link takes you to www.sesamestreet.org/ready. On this site, Sesame Street characters talk about preparing for emergencies.