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National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

FEMA Administrator explains how kids can take part

By Emily Shao | March 4 , 2013

In the past 12 months, Americans have faced deadly tornadoes, epic blizzards, and historic hurricanes. With such strong storms happening more and more often, it has never been more important to be prepared in case your community faces severe weather.

This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is helping people be ready for dangerous weather with National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

Ahead of this event, FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate spoke with Kid Reporter Emily Shao about how families – especially kids – can prepare for natural disasters.

Administrator Fugate emphasized the importance of having an emergency family communication plan and storing essential items, such as water, a first aid kit, and batteries.

Click Play Video to watch Emily's interview! And check out ready.gov for more tips and information on National Severe Weather Preparedness Week!

kid reporter interview with fema administrator craig fugate
 

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