Prize offered for severe weather preparedness
March is Severe Weather Awareness Month, observed annually to mark the start of storm season. But severe weather can strike at any time, as can fires, floods, earthquakes and a host of other disasters.
To encourage Kansans to think about emergency preparedness and take action, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is issuing a monthly “Kansas Preparedness Challenge.” Each month has a different challenge, such as “Be Informed,” “Get Trained,” “Make a Plan,” “Practice Your Plan” and other activities designed to make Kansans better equipped to face emergency situations.
“We want to engage the public about emergency preparedness in a way that is fun, informative and rewarding,” said Devan Tucking-Strickler, human services officer for KDEM. “We had a blast last year with our ‘Zombie Preparedness’ events and we hope people will have fun with these challenges as they take steps to make themselves better prepared.”
As an extra incentive, completing a challenge and posting the correct response to the KDEM Facebook page will enter the responder in a drawing for that month’s prize. The prize for March is a weather radio.
To enter each month’s challenge, go online to ksready.gov and click on the “Kansas Preparedness Challenge” link.
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