1925 days ago

Remember to talk to your kids about your emergency plan

The Team from Waikato Region Emergency Management

We're spending the week getting families to involve kids in their emergency plans. When kids are involved in learning about Waikato hazards, they are a massive help in responding to and recovering from emergencies.


Here are our top 5 tips for families:


 1 - Talk to your kids in an honest, but not scary, way about what might happen in an emergency, what you can do to keep safe, and what your plan is for if you can’t get home. The more involved they are, the less scared they will be if an emergency does happen.



2 - Make a list of the people who could help you and those who might need your help in an emergency. Write their numbers down in case.



3 - Contact your school or daycare and find out what their emergency plans are. Where will they go if they are evacuated? Who will look after the kids until you get there? Give the school or day care a list of three people who can pick the kids up if you can’t get there.


4 - Make a list of supplies you might need at home and in your car – have a getaway bag for everyone, with warm clothes, snack food, water, ID, radio, torch and batteries.



5 - Visit www.happens.nz... to work through an emergency plan with your family.



And the new interactive website for kids, What’s the Plan, Stan? will be launched tomorrow. :)

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