Resources for Kids & Educators
Being aware of emergency preparedness can start early. The Office of Emergency Management has created several tools for kids and educators to teach children about what to do in an emergency and how to plan ahead with their families.
Childrens' Disaster Preparedness Books
The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management has developed children’s books featuring Tommy the Turtle to educate kids on disaster preparedness. These books urge them to be prepared and spark communication among families to plan for emergencies.
To order books for your classroom, students, library, etc., please click here.
Other states can purchase the books with their own state’s contact information and logo. Additional set up and shipping costs apply. Contact us for more information about customizing the book series for your state.
- Tornado Alert Don’t Get Hurt! Be Prepared
- Rising Water Beware and Prepare
- Prepare for a Winter Storm in Time and You Will Be Fine!
- Be Fire Smart, Don't Let It Start!
Tommy the Turtle
Tommy the Turtle can come to your community, school, or classroom for a visit! Click here to learn more.
Kids and Educators Documents
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