Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Are you going? #OKwx #Skywarn



Each year, this annual event offers emergency managers and Skywarn participants an opportunity to learn about Weather Ready Nation, StormReady, and a host of other topics.

It's worth your time, even if for only a short period.

Will you be joining us this year?



Saturday, December 21, 2013

Is your car #OKready for Winter?

So you’ve prepared your home for winter weather but what about your car? You can avoid many dangerous winter travel problems by planning ahead. Before you hit the road, have a mechanic check the following items on your vehicle:
  • Antifreeze levels – ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing;
  • Battery and ignition system – terminal should be clean;
  • Brakes – check for wear and fluid level; and
  • Tires – make sure they have adequate tread.
Changes in weather call for changes in your emergency supply kit. For winter weather, update the emergency kits in your vehicle with:
  • Matches;
  • Booster cables;
  • Tow chain or rope; and
  • A fluorescent distress flag.
Need a quick and easy way to remember what items to check on your car each winter? Download the car maintenance checklist from the Centers for Disease Control today!
Disclaimer: The reader recognizes that the Federal government does not endorse any non-Federal entities, organizations, services, or products.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sidewalk Prophets- Help Me Find It (Official Lyric Video) #teamJesus



Did you enjoy this as much as I?  It's a reminder that Jesus is all I need.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Does your giving support #OKready?

Still looking for holiday gift ideas? What better way to say happy holidays than to give the gift of preparedness to your family and friends? The onset of winter is a critical time for safety preparation. Several items that are critical in emergencies also make good gifts to store in a disaster supply kit. Download FEMA’s “Preparedness on a Shoestring” activity module for cost-effective ways to create disaster kits on a budget.  Many of the items may be found around your home including:
  • Adhesive bandages of various sizes;
  • Two pairs of sterile gloves; and
  • Antibiotic ointment.
The gift of preparedness can mean more than the basic supply kit! If it becomes necessary to boil water during an emergency, consider giving a tea kettle as a gift.  Tea kettles are better at boiling water than pots and pans because they are enclosed and the metal interiors allow for more even heating.  A solar charging unit for charging and powering electronic devices would also make a good stocking stuffer.  They range in size from pocket-size to fold-out panel and are powered by the sun, making them useful on clear days when electricity is unavailable.
For more preparedness gift-giving ideas this holiday, visit FEMA.gov.
Disclaimer: The reader recognizes that the Federal government does not endorse any non-Federal entities, organizations, services, or products.

Are you giving for preparation?  What's in YOUR kit?

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