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“Prepare In A Year” May Be More Realistic In This Environment

March 28th, 2009 · No Comments

One of the major obstacles to family preparedness is that it can be expensive and time consuming. So, some in emergency management believe there is value in presenting the preparedness process as something that doesn’t need to be done all at once — making preparing for an emergency, if you will, more ‘manageable’ for people (particularly at this difficult economic time).

One example that was recently brought to my attention (thanks to Jerry Koenig, the Emergency Manager for Seattle City Light) is the State of Washington Emergency Management Division’s “Prepare In A Year” calendar, which suggests households take on one task for one hour for 12 months. Ideally, every American would prepare immediately and completely, however it makes sense for authorities to be pragmatic and flexible in their approaches.

Prepare in a Year

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