Saturday 31 October, 2020

Masters of Prep: How to prepare for a Hurricane

Teach your kids what they need to have in the event of a hurricane with the Masters of Prep game. Image credit: JulNichols via iStock

Teach your kids what they need to have in the event of a hurricane with the Masters of Prep game. Image credit: JulNichols via iStock

We are in the Hurricane Season and already this year has proven to be more active than recent years with over 20 named storms. 

The season has been so active that forecasters have begun using the Greek Alphabet to name storms for the rest of 2020.

Hurricanes can be extremely destructive and deadly as we see every year.

If you stay at home to ride out the storm, there are some things you need to have handy such as a radio to keep up with important announcements, and a first aid kit. Reinforcing windows and doors is also important. 

Thanks to the Digicel Foundation's Masters of Prep game you can teach your kids to identify what they need to do.

Masters of Prep is designed to educate children, particularly those with special needs, on how to protect themselves and build resilience during common Caribbean disasters.

Captain K, the mascot of the Preparing You programme, under which the game was designed, helps you to recognise potential risks/dangers, know what to do and plan ahead.

In the Hurricane Scenario, Captain K navigates his home identifying windows to close around the house and locating the radio and first aid kit. ’

To play, download the Masters of Prep game free in the Google Play Store.

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