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How do schools prepare children for natural disasters?

Schools spend a great amount of time and energy devising emergency plans to help keep children safe during a natural disaster. Most schools have a designated offsite location where students can go following an evacuation and may have a telephone hotline for parents to get the most up-to-date news. Some schools ask that parents provide emergency supplies -- including food -- for their child. Pay close attention to the school’s emergency policies.

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