Direct children to prepare an evacuation or storm activity bag. Children should be encouraged to gather items that will help them pass time, as well as relax. Such items may include board games, portable CD player, IPOD, playing cards, books and stuffed animals.
Reassure children of their safety. It is important to remind children that adults are taking all necessary precautions to keep them safe during the storm.
Limit children's exposure to media coverage. Excessive exposure to storm related media coverage may increase children's anxiety and fear. Parents should offer age-appropriate explanations regarding pertinent media announcements.
Model calm and controlled behavior. It is paramount that adults demonstrate calm and controlled behavior, as children will look to parents for guidance on how to respond to the approaching storm
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