If a natural disaster or other emergency strikes, are you prepared? During September, K-State Research and Extension challenges you to complete the activities below and help us to #PrepareKansas. Not sure how to get started? Each week we have blog posts with hints and helpful information related to completing the tasks!
September. The end of summer. Back to school. Preparedness Month.
This year’s overarching theme for National Preparedness Month is Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. On August 24, Gov. Jeff Colyer MD signed a proclamation designating September as Kansas Preparedness Month. Events throughout the month remind Kansans to be prepared for tornadoes, floods, wildfires, blizzards and other disasters.
To coincide with national and state preparedness activities, K-State Research and Extension has challenged Kansans to prepare for emergencies and disasters during the month of September since 2013. Challenge activities and format vary from year to year.
This year’s challenge is to complete the activities on the card below. Check back here regularly — we’ll have blog posts and a weekly video with hints and helpful information related to completing the tasks!
As we wrap up the Prepare Kansas online challenge, the challenge activities for the week are to:
finish adding items to your grab-and-go bags, and
fill out the post-Prepare Kansas survey to report your activities this month.
You have the entire week to complete the Challenge. The link for the survey will come to you via email on October 4. Responding to the survey is voluntary and we certainly appreciate hearing about your experiences with the 2015 Prepare Kansas online challenge.
Be Ready for an Emergency
K-State Research and Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss on Sound Living, a weekly public affairs program hosted by Jeff Wichman, talking about actions to take to prepare for disasters and emergencies..
Keep Food Safe
K-State Research and Extension food scientist Karen Blakeslee on Sound Living, a weekly public affairs program hosted by Jeff Wichman, talking about food safety.
Food Safey – Disasters and Power Outages
Salvaging and handling food after power outages, floods and other disasters may raise questions and present challenges. Refer to these resources to help recover food from a disaster.