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Helping Kids Learn More About Disaster – FEMA Introduces Flat Stanley and Flat Stella

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on July 18, 2012

Helping Kids Learn More About Disaster - FEMA Introduces Flat Stanley and Flat StellaHi, and thanks for reading our very first blog post. Our names are Flat Stanley and Flat Stella, and we are very excited to be two of the newest employees at FEMA. You’ll be seeing a lot of us as we help kids learn more about disasters and emergencies – a job Administrator Fugate asked us to do!

FEMA does a lot of cool things that you may not know about. By following our adventures around FEMA, we hope to share all sorts of fun facts and photos about staying safe.

So as we start our first day at FEMA, we did what any new employee does – we got our pictures taken for our official badge!

Flat Stanley
Flat Stella and Flat Stanley Characters with FEMA hat, Flashlight and Kit Bag with Ready Logo

Flat Stanley and Flat Stella have been asked to serve as ambassadors to promote preparedness. How great is that?!

Children and their parents can build their own FEMA Flat Stanley or Flat Stella, and then share with other children and classrooms the steps they have taken to support preparedness throughout their homes, schools and communities.

Here are different ways young people can customize and share their ‘Flats’ and what they have learned:

Flat Stanley app (available on iTunes)
Flat Stanley website
On Twitter using the hashtag #FlatStanley and of course, we feel free to post content on other social media channels, too

We’re excited about this is a collaboration between the Ready Campaign and Flatter World and the Flat Stanley Project to help educate school-aged children on the need to be prepared for emergencies and disasters, as well as what they can do to help their families and loved ones to build more resilient households.

According to Flatter World, 15 percent of all schools in the U.S. use Flat Stanley, and integrate their adventures into classroom lesson plans, so we look forward to hearing from teachers.

At CAT 5 Hurricane Shutters we design, manufacture and install hurricane shutters according to the Florida Building Code. We are licensed and insured (CGC # 1517869). Don’t get caught with a malfunctioning shutter during a hurricane. We are proud to introduce the most advanced Hurricane Protection System on the market. Our Hurricane Shutters are available in a wide array of designer styles, colors and will add value to your property and make it easier to secure your entire home than ever before. We service Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Lantana.

Contact us for a free estimate at (561) 333-2285 or http://www.cat5shutters.net

For more information about helping kids learn more about disaster go to:
http://www.fema.gov

Distributed by Viestly

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