Healthy Homes: Disaster Education for Youth and Families

hurricane.jpgAll families and communities are at risk of a disaster, natural or man-made. Disasters usually happen with no warning. Families can be prepared by having a communication plan and emergency supply kits. Educating youth and families can reduce the physical and emotional impact of a disaster. The resources listed below can help families prepare for many types of disasters.


National Hurricane Center

Preparing Families and Youth to Surviive Disasters power point

Preparing Families for Disaster Pre-Post Test

Family Disaster Plan Template

Disaster Prepardeness Websites

Food Safety Handouts

Trail Mix Recipes

Bouillon Recipes

Checklist for Pets

Pet Friendly Hotels Website

National Healthy Homes Partnership Website

Presenter Contacts

Dr. Deborah Thomason

Family and Community Studies, Clemson University

237 Poole Ag Center, Clemson, SC 29634


Shannon Herndon    

Bamberg Extension Service, P.O. Box 299, Bamberg, SC 29003

803-245-2661 ext 111,

Michael McManus

Marlboro Extension Service, 709 S. Parsonage St., Ag Building

Bennettsville, SC 29512

843-479-6851 ext 112,

Leigh Walker

Orangeburg Extension Service, 1550 Henley Street, Suite 200

Orangeburg, SC 29115



Presented at National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference

Phoenix, AZ, October 2010

Funded by Healthy Homes Grant, USDA