FEMA to give kids disaster education

Published 7:06 pm Thursday, July 3, 2008

FEMA’s Mississippi Transitional Recovery Office has begun an initiative to teach children about disaster preparedness.

The FEMA in the Classroom program targets elementary-age students. It uses various projects and other activities to show youngsters how to create a family disaster kit, draft a family communications plan and protect their pets.

FEMA representatives visited some coast schools this past week.

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FEMA spokeswoman Kiiva Williams said representatives hope to reach as many schools as possible in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties.