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As a teen, how can I prepare for a disaster?

It makes sense to prepare for disasters just as you might for any major event. As a teenager you can:

  • Talk about disasters with your parents. Identify ways that you have responded to stressful events in the past that were useful.
  • Help your parents make a plan and prepare a disaster supplies kit. Decide how to stay in touch with them in an emergency situation.
  • Learn about your school's and town's preparedness plans. Contact your local emergency management agency.
  • Learn more about how you react to stress and ways to handle it.

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