When hurricanes threaten South Florida, parents should plan ahead to prepare their children for the storm and the no-school days that might follow.
If they haven’t already, parents should have a conversation with their children about the family hurricane plan. Let the kids ask questions and discuss different scenarios to relieve their fears.
The whole family can get involved in hurricane preparations. Download a list of what you need in a hurricane preparation kit, including water, flashlights, batteries, medication, pet food and more. Be sure to include a cell phone charger, especially if you have a solar-powered model.
Hurricane Jeanne, seen in this satellite image taken at 11:30 a.m. Friday, moves closer to the northwestern Bahamas Islands with 100-mph winds. It's expected to hit Florida over the weekend.