“There is a severe thunderstorm warning. Heavy rains are approaching. Widespread flooding is expected.”
You hurry to finish your work as the rains begin. By the time you get home, the bridge to town is flooded and the cell phone lines are not working. There is no way to reach your children who are still at school. What will you do?
Situations like this can be scary for children, parents and other family members. Where will you go if a hurricane forces you to evacuate your home? What will you do if a blackout leaves you with no lights, heat or refrigeration for days? Who will take care of your children if you can’t?
These are important questions for all migrant families. Emergency situations can be hard to predict, but there are easy steps you can take to be prepared.