Helping children prepare for a hurricane

Understanding what is happening and fighting boredom helps kids through a storm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hurricanes and the threat of a storm can cause stress and anxiety, especially in children. When preparing for hurricane season there are a few things you can do to help children through the process.


Using educational tools to help your child understand hurricanes may help ease anxiety. You can turn hurricane season into a learning experience in several ways. Below are resources from to help children understand storms. 

Building a Kids Kit That Fits

While you are assembling your own hurricane supply kit, it is a great time for children to build a hurricane supply kit of their own.

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Here are some items to consider for your child's kit:

  • Flashlight
  • Portable battery charger to keep electronics powered after the loss of electricity
  • Favorite snacks
  • Books and power-free entertainment
  • Board games