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YouthThe third week of National Preparedness Month highlights the importance of including youth when preparing for disasters. Between school, sports and social lives, it’s possible that you won’t be with your kids if a disaster happens. Educating them means that when the time comes, chances are, they’ll feel prepared, not scared.

Young people experience the same hazards as adults do, this makes them an important part of building a national culture of preparedness.

Here are some ways to include youth in preparedness:

Each September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to prepare ourselves, our families, and our communities for the disasters and emergencies that could happen where we live, work and visit.

Learn more about the many ways that you can prepare in the case of a disaster or emergency by visiting