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Summer Weather Safety - Resources for Families & Caregivers

June is Summer Weather Safety Awareness Month.

PPN’s Resource Central has links to information that may be helpful for families to better prepare for these unexpected events. Search the Resource Central website for more resources with keywords: Tornado, Thunderstorm, or Lightning, for more information.

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Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes Guidance for Community and Residential Safe Rooms

This publication from FEMA offers comprehensive guidance on planning, designing, constructing, and operating safe rooms for protection during extreme-wind events like tornadoes and hurricanes.

Prepare with Pedro

Prepare with Pedro: Disaster Preparedness Activity Book

This coloring book and stories are directed to explain to children what to do in weather emergencies.

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Simulation Summary

Disaster Master Game

Online scenario game for children addressing common disasters.Included are steps for families to make plans before a disaster and how to build an emergency kit.

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Preparing for Tornado Season

This website includes practical advice on creating emergency plans, building emergency kits, and staying informed about weather alerts.

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Tornadoes and Severe Storms

This site provides information about the Disaster Distress Helpline for anyone affected by tornadoes. It offers support for people experiencing emotional distress due to tornado-related disasters.

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Tornado Resources

This website offers resources to help children cope with the emotional impact of experiencing a tornado. These resources include tips for parents and caregivers on how to support their children, as well as links to additional support services.