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Disaster Preparedness for Children

posted on Dec 19, 2017
CDC health communicators and scientists have created a series of childrens' activity books that follow a cartoon, Ready Wrigley, in preparing families for emergencies. These books cover a variety of topics, such as mosquitos, hurricanes, extreme heat or cold, tornadoes, and flu season. Many of these books are also available in Spanish. 
 
The latest activity book explains to children how mold can occur after major flood events such as hurricanes. The book stresses that children should not take place in disaster clean-up and that adults should take precautions when remediating flood-damaged homes.