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Financial Capabilities Month

Are you financially prepared for a disaster? April is Financial Capabilities Month, so FEMA is teaming up with The US Treasury Department’s Financial Literacy Education Commission to teach the public about early financial preparation for emergencies and disasters.

Tomorrow afternoon, they will be holding a free webinar where financial experts will teach you strategies to be better prepared financially. To register for this webinar, just visit Ready.gov.

One interesting statistic that they mention is that less than 35% of people keep copies of their vital records in their emergency kit. Do you?

You’re sure to get lots of great tips to help you be better prepared. And hey! It’s free!

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Teaching Kids About Earthquakes

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If you are looking for fun, engaging ways to help your kids learn about earthquakes, look no further than the US Geological Survey (USGS). USGS offers lots of activities and information for kids of all ages.

Have some fun with puzzles and games or learn fascinating earthquake facts. Check out the science of earthquake and even get ideas for your school’s science fair.

If you homeschool, you’ll find tons of resources for your curriculum. You can even create a unit study with enough material to teach multiple ages.

Ready to find out more? Check out USGS Earthquakes for Kids page and turn your child into an earthquake expert. Then let them help go through your emergency earthquake kit so they understand how to be prepared when an earthquake strikes.

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Are You Concerned About a Nuclear Threat?

nuclear reactors, Georgia

With North Korea threatening the US and other Western countries, you may be wondering about our safety. Closer to home, an accident on March 31 at a nuclear plant in Arkansas resulted in one death. Even though the accident took place in a non-radiation area, it is almost impossible not to think of what could have been.

A nuclear emergency isn’t just stuff that movies are made of. It is a very real possibility that you should prepare for. Most people in the US live relatively close to a nuclear reactor site. Interestingly, 21% of states have no plans to monitor radiation if there is a disaster (according to a 2011 study), so that means you may have to rely on yourself completely.

Do you have a nuclear preparedness kit and a plan?

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