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June 3, 2013

Searching for Items for our Emergency Kit – Hurricane Week Edition

It’s National Hurricane Preparedness week and our friends at FEMA wanted us to do something fun to make sure Stella and I are prepared for the start of hurricane season, June 1. We’ve heard a lot about how it’s important to have an emergency kit – it is a collection of basic items your family may need in the event of an emergency.

So to help us get our kit together, we did a scavenger hunt for things already around the house that are also great things to use during an emergency.

 Bowie, Md., May 30, 2013 -- Flat Stella and Flat Stanley participate in a scavenger hunt to find supplies for their emergency supplies kit.

First we had to find our battery powered weather radio that sends out alert when severe weather is in our area.  We also found a basic first aid that we can add to our kit.



 Alexandria, Va., May 30, 2013 -- Flat Stella and Flat Stella participate in a scavenger hunt to find supplies for their scavenger hunt.

Next we needed to find something to help us see in the dark in case the power goes out… our clue says it would be under the sofa… it’s a flashlight!


 Bowie, Md., May 30, 2013 -- Flat Stella and Flat Stanley participate in a scavenger hunt to find supplies for their emergency supplies kit.

We’ve got a good start so far, but there’s more we can add to our kit. Our next clue says to head to the kitchen pantry for something to quench our thirst. We found bottled water....

 Bowie, Md., May 30, 2013 -- Flat Stella participates in a scavenger hunt to find supplies for her emergency supplies kit.

Our final clue says to look under the sink for something to help our radio and flashlight work.

 Bowie, Md., May 30, 2013 -- Flat Stanley participates in a scavenger hunt to find supplies for his emergency supplies kit.

We found batteries!

The scavenger hunt was a fun and easy way to help us get prepared! We used simple items around the house to get our kit started. And you can do the same. Getting prepared doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Take items from around your house and start your emergency kit today!

Visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes to learn how you can prepare for the upcoming hurricane season!