As we announced in December, this year we are launching monthly challenges for a deeper dive into preparedness. We will be picking a topic and in turn hoping you help create a real dialogue around that subject for the month.
In January and February we took a look at food and water. Items we will all need for survival. This month, we want to switch gears a bit and talk about how you receive emergency information, along with your thoughts about which systems you believe are the quickest and easiest for you to receive emergency information.
Getting Your Information:
In a world where information is available now 24/7, we can easily be bombarded with information overload. Yet, its critical we stay connected at some level. From newspapers, radio, television, to the internet and now social media, there are plenty of options to gather our information. This month we want to look at your information gathering techniques and examine if how you get your information on a daily basis matches with your expectations during a disaster. We have created a short survey regarding different methods of receiving information. Please take a moment and complete the following survey:
Information – Alert and Warning Survey.
Examine Your Answers:
After completing our survey, was there anything you discovered about your responses that caught you off guard? Were there option listed you hadn’t thought of? Were there options you thought of not listed? As you went through the options, did you wonder how your family or loved ones would answer these questions?
Sharing With Others:
Several studies have shown that a very small cross-section of this country are actually prepared for emergencies. Today we start changing that!! We want you to think about what motivated you to start becoming better prepared for emergencies. Why did you make a conscious effort to prepare your family? What motivated you? What keeps you motivated? Have you shared that motivation with others?
Has how we have been going about “telling” folks what they need to be better prepared for emergencies working? What if they personally are struggling with basic needs of shelter and or putting food on the table to feed their family? How does our message make a difference in their lives? What can we do to change this? Your challenge is to think about what you can do to help make a change, and put it into action!
We cannot wait to hear each and everyone’s ideas and approaches. Throughout the month, we will be checking in to see how each of you are doing and what ideas and solutions you may have come up with to move the conversation along!
PROOF OF COMPLETION: There are 3 ways you can complete this task:
- Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
- Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets
- Email us at info@30Days30ways.com
We suggest all comments and response be made on the 30Days30ways Facebook page to help stir a conversation, however you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org