Red Cross Prepping Kids for Storm Season in Oklahoma

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By talking to the children about the storms and what to do- that raises the level of preparedness.

Red Cross visited at Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond getting students prepared for the upcoming storm season.

The interactive experience allowed 150 seventh graders to learn preparedness through games like charades. Kids acted out the “stop, drop and roll” technique for a fire, they acted out the safety position for a tornado drill. Kids left with a glow stick, Red Cross preparedness cinch sack and preparedness and planning  information to share with their families.

The Red Cross is set on building stronger communities and the schools are a huge part of that. "By talking to the children about the storms and what to do- that raises the level of preparedness," said instructor Teressa Brown. "Have a plan- know what to do, where to go and share it with your family."