National Hurricane Preparedness Week

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 6 - 12, 2018.  To help prepare for hurricane season, take a look at the following websites:

The National Hurricane Center has a list of information that you should know when you are preparing for hurricane season. To prepare for a hurricane they have 3 categories to look at: gather information, plan and take action, and recover. is an official website of the Department of Homeland Security.  They have a hurricane tool-kit that discusses what you should know about hurricanes.  They discuss a communication plan, emergency supplies, and insurance coverage.  Also, on their website, they have videos, links, and graphics.  

The National Weather Service has information about hurricane safety, videos, social media information, and daily themes for hurricane preparedness week.

The National Hurricane Survival Initiative has hurricane safety checklists for food and water, first aid, tools and supplies, sanitation, clothing, bedding, special items, and possessions and documents.  Each of the checklists can be downloaded to print.

The American Red Cross has a hurricane safety checklist as well. Their checklist discusses what you should do before a hurricane arrives, what supplies you need, and what you should do after a hurricane passes.  

National Geographic Kids, opens a new window has an interesting article that provides 10 facts about hurricanes. The article can serve as a starting point for teaching young ones about hurricanes and helping them to understand why hurricane preparedness is important.

Lastly, St.Tammany Parish Government has an alert system, A!ert St Tammany, that you can sign up for through their website so that you will be notified in case of emergencies.