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Caring for Children in a Disaster

How are children different from adults?

Disasters affect children differently than they do adults. Learn more about the unique needs of children during and after disasters.

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Preparing for natural disasters

Take steps to help your family prepare for many types of disasters. You can also learn how to handle many of the issues disasters may bring.

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Info for specific groups

Find tools and information for families, emergency & health professionals, and schools & childcare centers.

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Back-to-School Preparedness

It’s back-to-school time. Parents, learn how to take a few extra steps to help children be prepared for emergencies. Get prepared and have a great school year.

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Additional Resources

Taking Care of Kids? badge Ready Wrigley Preparedness Pup badge.Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. Social Media at CDC Emergency

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