September is National Preparedness Month, which means that public safety agencies are working on unusual ways to ensure that local residents are educated, informed, and ready to face any type of crisis situation. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead…You Can!” and Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will help you get ready with the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge (www.30days30ways.com). This is especially timely in light of what we are seeing in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and how thoughtful preparation for a disaster just like this has saved countless lives.
Players are given a daily challenge at 7 a.m. starting Friday, Sept. 1, and lasting until Sept. 30. Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved throughout the month to either Facebook, Twitter, by commenting on the 3O Days blog, or by e-mail. Players can choose to play as many days as they would like throughout the month. Players may also catch up and complete past tasks for the month if they miss any days. All tasks will be short and will not require a significant amount of time to complete.
CRESA’s primary goal is for people to share information about emergency preparedness on social media in order to reach people who may not otherwise think about being ready for disasters. Submissions will be reviewed for creativity, relativity to the task, and popularity. Winners—to be selected in October—will be rewarded with Amazon gift cards.
Above image: Hurricane Harvey makes landfall over Texas.