I'm a StormSafe Kid
Children can play a very important role in helping families, schools and friends be aware of, prepared for and respond better to storms.
One of the ways children can do this is by being a StormSafe Kid.
Paddy Platypus is a huge fan of StormSafe Kids and knows that he can rely on them to help the ACTSES make sure all kids are safe during storms.
Being a StormSafe kid means that you help your family and friends become StormSafe and pledge to look out for yourself, your family and your friends before, during and after storms. This includes:
- Helping my family, friends and neighbours plan for storms;
- Helping my family maintain my yard or balcony;
- Helping put together an emergency kit for my home and school and updating the batteries every year;
- Following all instructions given to me by my parents, the ACTSES and other emergency services during storms;
- Never playing in floodwater including storm water; and
- Helping my friends become StormSafe Kids too.
Being a StormSafe Kid is also about helping your family and class at school put together an emergency kit. An emergency kit is useful if you need to leave your house or classroom because of storms. Putting together an emergency kit with your family and class mates can be a great way to make sure you are ready for any emergency.