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Teen Prep Kit: Emergency Planning

This minute and a half video emphasizes the importance of emergency planning to prepare for and respond to hazards effectively. It highlights the need to assess risks, particularly related to extreme heat, and make plans for the safety of everyone in the family. Suggestions include ensuring homes are shaded and ventilated to stay cool and staying informed about local weather updates to anticipate heat waves. The video stresses the role of preparedness teams in emergency planning and the importance of being prepared in advance to reduce negative impacts. Three simple steps to emergency planning are outlined: assessing and planning for hazards, reducing risks by mitigating potential dangers, and preparing to respond through practicing drills and staying informed with emergency alerts. These steps can be applied to any hazard scenario to enhance safety and readiness.

Emergency Management Stage: Preparedness (Prevention / Protection)

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