FEMA campaign stresses emergency preparedness and family emergency plans

TULSA - FEMA is launching a new campaign to show how ill prepared most families are for emergencies and natural disasters.

According to FEMA, less than 40 percent of Americans have an emergency plan, much less an emergency kit.

Some of the most common natural hazards in Oklahoma are tornados, thunderstorms, lightning and floods, according to FEMA's website.

The agency stresses the need for children to know what to do during an emergency.

"It's important that kids know what to do in the case of an emergency or disaster for when they're not with mom and dad," FEMA Deputy Administrator Tim Manning said.

For more information you can go to ready.gov/kids.

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