Fairfax Prepares: 30 Ways in 30 Days
Posted 2:39 p.m.
Can we give you 30 ideas?
In the last two years, we’ve experienced a derecho storm, floods, tropical storms, major snow and an earthquake. We’re always at risk for other incidents such as terrorism.
Our whole community needs to be prepared and you can do your part.
September is National Preparedness Month. Beginning Saturday, we will launch a campaign called “Fairfax Prepares: 30 Ways in 30 Days.”
We encourage your participation and, even more importantly, your willingness to share these tips with your family, friends, coworkers, faith community, interest groups and neighbors.
As we’ve seen in the Gulf Coast this week, seven years ago there with Hurricane Katrina and elsewhere around the United States, personal preparedness is one key to reducing the impact of an incident.
Here’s how this campaign works:
- Each day, we will post a new preparedness idea on our emergency blog for you to consider.
- Each idea will have an “ask” for you to accomplish — something practical.
- When you complete the ask (or if you were already prepared for a specific tip), then tell us through one or many of these ways:
- Post a quick reply in the blog comments section such as “I’ve done this.”
- Use the Twitter hashtag #fairfaxprepares and tweet your accomplishment.
- Like our special Facebook page for this campaign to leave comments and share tips.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org that you accomplished an ask.
Try to accomplish as many asks as you can in the 30 days (all asks may not apply for example, if you don’t have pets). Tell us how you customized an ask for your family or personal situation. And again, please share these tips with your networks of friends, neighbors, faith community members and more.
Thanks for contributing to our whole community’s preparedness efforts!