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Get Ready Now

Let The Roommates Show You How to Get Ready for Disaster!
Have fun getting prepared for disaster with these six interactive episodes.
Sesame Street Let's Get Ready! Activities
Masters of Disaster Family Kit
Be Safe Throughout the Seasons: A Year- Round Family Safety Guide
Be Red Cross Ready Brochure

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services like water, gas, electricity or telephones were cut off? How would you reconnect with your children if the disaster happened while you were at work?
Families can cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. A few basic preparations can go a long way to ensuring your own well-being and that of your loved ones in the event of a disaster. Take our free online training today to learn three steps you can take to get prepared.
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter also has materials designed specifically for families with children to help them get prepared together. These programs provide you with games, activities, songs and other ideas that make getting prepared fun.
Sesame Street Let’s Get Ready! Activities (pre-school)
Designed especially for pre-school aged children, Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies from Sesame Workshop provides tips, activities and other easy tools to help the whole family prepare for emergencies together. A Red Cross instructor can bring this training to your school, or you can download materials online for use in the classroom.

Masters of Disaster Family Kit (5-14 years old)
The award-winning Masters of Disaster disaster preparedness curriculum teaches children how to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and other emergencies. The family kit provides hands-on disaster preparedness and safety activities, including videos and interactive games to make learning about preparedness fun for the whole family.
For more information on Red Cross youth services and preparedness programs for the Bay Area, contact mackiema@usa.redcross.org or call (415) 427-8153.

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