Kids wondering about hurricanes? Check out these sites for kid-friendly information
Posted August 26, 2011 3:04 p.m. EDT
Hurricane Irene is headed to North Carolina. I thought I'd pass along some links to some good websites with kid-friendly information and activities on them about hurricanes.
If nothing else, maybe it will keep them busy as we wait out the rain and wind that the Triangle likely will see on Saturday.
Stay safe and dry!
FEMA for Kids: Hurricanes offers information, activities, quizzes and more. There's also a lot of information on how to prepare for a hurricane.
Weather Wiz Kids has information and activities (including science fair project ideas for when you need one). I particularly like the easy-to-understand graphics.
National Geographic Kids has a photo gallery of hurricanes and their power.
UNC-TV has an online hurricane resource for kids with information on how hurricanes happen, what to do and how the storms are rated.
NASA has an interesting page on how hurricanes are formed.
And for the younger set, Sesame Street has some videos for kids and more information for parents.