September is National Preparedness Month. It is also the month of the K-State Research and Extension annual Prepare Kansas online challenge. Prepare Kansas 2016 focuses on keeping food safe in emergency situations. This year’s program will be conducted through the K-State Research and Extension Facebook page. No registration is required, so Kansans and anyone interested in planning ahead for emergencies can follow on Facebook and this blog at any time during September, pick up handy information and interact with K-State extension specialists and agents.
Get prepared by building a kit that includes food, water, and medical supplies for at least 3 days. Click on the graphic below to link to information on building an emergency food kit. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils!
Wednesday, September 30 is America’s PrepareAthon! It is the day annually when we are all encouraged to take action and join others around the country who are practicing preparedness. Use one of the ideas below or one of your own. Be smart. Take part. Prepare.
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.