Prepare Kansas

It is Always a Good Day to #GetPrepared

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.

Disasters Happen: Save for an Emergency

Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.

Over 40 percent of all Americans don’t have $400 in savings according to the Federal Reserve. What will you do if there is an emergency or natural disaster? As a first step, consider setting aside a small amount from each paycheck to go into your savings account.

In this video, Kylie Ludwig from Wildcat Extension District, explains how to start get started.

Disasters Happen: Check Your Coverage

Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.

Insurance if your first line of defense when it comes to recovering from a disaster. Check your coverage and take photos of important documents and personal belongings to help you quickly file a claim after an event. In this video, Kylie Ludwig from Wildcat Extension District, explains how to start get started.

How are Your Efforts to #GetPrepared Going?

September is about half over and it is a good time to review the challenge tasks for the first two weeks of the 2018 #PrepareKansas challenge. Not sure how to complete each task? Click on the links below for information related to each task.

“Make and Practice Your Plan” was the theme for Week 1. Challenge tasks include:

“Learn Life Saving Skills” was theme for Week 2. Challenge tasks include:

Not sure that it is worth it to get prepared? Consider the following shared by Marcie Roth.

When disaster strikes, you may have to be able to survive on your own for 72 hours or more. You may be without access to power, transportation, or stores to buy food and basic supplies. That means each of us needs to be prepared to be our own “emergency manager.” Being prepared is not a one-size fits all set of recommendations though. Each of us needs to be prepared for our personal situations and any specific needs that we have.

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.