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Kids - Get a Plan

Emergency Management of Manatee County helps the community be prepared for all types of hazards. They include hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and other hazards. We work with all governments, emergency response agencies such as fire, EMS, and law enforcement as well as our citizens to write disaster plans. We provide training and conduct exercises to practice our skills in being prepared for any type of hazard.

Did you know a little bit of planning for these hazards can make the difference in staying alive? Being prepared for all types of hazards is everyone's responsibility, even kids. There are lots of things you can do today.

How Kids Can Help

You can help prepare your family by making a disaster plan and a disaster kit. It is easy to do and will make the difference of you and your family staying safe. The State of Florida has a fun interactive website just for kids from kindergarten age to 6th grade and up to help you do just that. It will teach you how to become prepared. Best part is, its fun and free? As a kid learning these tips, you will become a prepared adult and be able to educate your kids someday too.

Visit www.floridadisaster.org and click on the top blue menu on "KIDS" in the upper right corner of the page.

You should also visit Manatee County's Emergency Management page for more information on being prepared.