This is also the time to prepare yourself and your family for wildfires. Get started with these simple actions.
1. Have a communication plan for how you will get information and stay in touch with loved ones.
2. Create a 30-foot zone of defensible space around your home.
3. Determine if you have sufficient insurance coverage to protect your property.
Children and adults experience and adjust to disasters in different ways. A recent edition of Sound Living, a public affairs program, hosted by Jeff Wichman,features an interview with Bradford Wiles, assistant professor and Extension specialist. In it they explore how to talk with children after a disaster. Listen to the interview here.
Learn more about the impact disasters, including wildfires, can have on children and the role parents play in helping them recover in this fact sheet.