#Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S.
Timely info on weather conditions like a flood can make a big difference. Sign up for local alerts & warnings and review the following terms.
A flood watch means “Be Aware” because conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.
A flood warning means “Take Action!” because flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.
A flash flood warning means flooding is occurring. Seek higher ground immediately. Listen to local officials.
Keep your communication ON when the power’s OFF with a hand-crank radio, solar or car phone charger and batteries.
As we enter the new year, #ResolvetobeReady for emergencies or disasters. As with any goal or resolution, breaking it down into manageable actions is a key to success. Start with one thing. For example, have external power sources available to charge phones and other devices in case of a power outage.
When the calendar says it is still fall, but the weather says winter is on the way, learn how to stay safe before, during, & after winter storms & extreme cold with the tips below and by visiting: www.ready.gov/winter
The 2018 K-State Research and Extension #PrepareKansas challenge has concluded. Did you #GetPrepared? It is never too late to take actions to prepare ahead of an emergency or disaster. Click the links below for information you and your family can use to #PrepareNow.
“Check Your Insurance Coverage” was the theme for Week 3. Challenge tasks include:
“Save for an Emergency” was the theme for Week 4. Challenge tasks include:
When it comes to emergency savings, only about half of all Americans have an emergency fund. This gives them the money needed to help with increased expenses after a disaster. What will you do if there is a disaster? To get started, consider setting aside a small amount from each paycheck to go into a savings account. Small amounts do add up over time! Go a step further and take the Kansas Saves pledge and start saving automatically.
Disasters happen. Time spent planning, preparing, and practicing now can to help you and your family after a disaster strikes. Click here for the complete list of this year’s challenge tasks.