Hurricanes- Can You Stop Disaster?
This is Hurricane Preparedness week and today we challenge you to stop disaster – play the HURRICANE game! This game is very fun, and helps you learn what techniques help reduce damage and injuries to you and your community. The game takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Do I need a special computer?
No, any computer built within the last few years will be sufficient – Mac, PC or Linux based, with a screen resolution of 800×600 pixels.
You’ll need an up to date browser, with Flash Player version 7 or higher. You can download the latest Flash plugin from here:
What age do you need to be to play?
The core audience is 9-16 year old children, but anyone can play and enjoy the game, and everyone will learn more about preventing disasters.
Know your risk, taking action and being an example by sharing your knowledge and actions with your social network are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared and save your life and others. Know Your Risk: Hurricanes, tornadoes, storms – every state in the United States experiences severe weather. Visit weather.gov to get the latest on weather threats.
Take Action: Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a family communications plan, putting an emergency kit together, keeping important papers and valuables in a safe place, and learning about Wireless Emergency Alerts.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014 runs from May 25th through May 31st. Learn more at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ Be an Example: Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.
Challenge your friends to Be a Force of Nature! To learn more about Hurricanes watch this important video from NOAA National Hurricane Center: