Weather or Disaster Emergencies

Blizzards, Floods, and Tornadoes, OH MY...

What is a disaster?

Situations that causes human suffering or creates human needs that victims cannot alleviate without assistance.

What are the different types of disasters?

Bio-terrorism – The deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. Agents can be spread through the air, water, or in food and are categorized by how severe a threat they pose to the public.

Terrorism or Mass Casualty Disaster - The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political, religious, or ideological goals.

Natural Disasters - An event of force of nature that has catastrophic consequences and a large amount of damage to property, loss of life, injuries, economic loss, and environmental loss.

Types of natural disasters:


•Extreme Heat

•Winter Weather


•Landslides & Mudslides






Epidemic and Pandemic - An outbreak affecting a large number people, occurring naturally with no human introduction of disease causing agents.

Epidemic - a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease where many people are infected at the same time. Epidemics usually spread very easily and quickly, and cause severe and often life-threatening symptoms.

Pandemic - an epidemic that affects multiple geographic areas at the same time.

What experiences do you have with disasters?

Disaster Info-Collector

What would you do as a day-care director to prepare for a weather or Disaster Emergency?

With your partner go to the following website and research a specific disaster. Create a tip sheet to display in your day-care using SMORE.COM. Your tip sheet/flyer should be professional.

· Earthquakes

· Extreme Heat

· Family and Community

· Violence

· Fires and Wildfires

· Floods

· Hazardous Materials

· Household Chemical Emergencies

· Hurricanes

· Landslides/Mudslides

· Seasonal and Pandemic Flu

· Thunderstorms and Lightning

· Tornadoes

· Tsunamis

· Volcanoes

· Winter Storms and Extreme Cold