Take a bite out of worrying in disasters #SharkWeek

Take a bite out of worrying.

Don’t forget to pack games for your kids. It will help occupy time as you are stuck in traffic or waiting for stuff to happen.

Additionally, simple games like this could help adults pass the time…and yes, I just transported you back to your youth.

Also gives you approval to give advice on love, career decisions, etc…

So get your origami on and pack it in your preparedness kit today!

@rusnivek

Children’s book on Hurricane Watch

Since it’s quiet in the office today, I’ve been assessing a few new kid preparedness and teaching tools.


Do you think Melissa has one on “Hurricane Warning” too?

Teach your kids about being safe and heeding all warnings from your local National Weather Service (NWS) office, Emergency Management officials, and public safety professionals.

@rusnivek

Live coverage by these two social media pros #CJSavesCLE

Instead of the standard public safety vs media fight, do you want to see two social media pros live tweet how Christmas in Cleveland gets saved?

Sur and Steer: Telling the live story on how a star saved Christmas.

Sur and Steer: Telling the live story on how someone special saves Christmas.

Mark your calendars now: Thursday December 17, 2015

Follow along with me on Twitter: @CLEPolice or Facebook: ClevelandPolice

Or tune in with Jen on Fox 8 news (WYW-TV) for live breaking news or on Twitter or Facebook.

  
@rusnivek

 

YikYak now allows pictures! VoteUp right?

Breaking news: YikYak now allows pictures!

YikYak

For those that have not used it, YikYak is a social media mobile app on iOS and Android that allows people to anonymously create and view posts (aka Yaks) within a close proximity of the user. The Yaks that are posted can be voted up or down by other users which will propel them higher on the list of conversational threads. Many college and local high school kids are using this app as a virtual/digital message/corkboard.

Soooooo, is that a good thing or bad thing?

  • Good because pictures always help enhance information gathering.
  • Bad because…well…it’s anonymous pictures.
  • Bad because it’s anonymous.
  • Bad because it’s proximity…which means in order to use YikYak, you have to be close.

I bet you are thinking YikYak is all just fun petty stuff. But before you think it’s all just a playful game, think about the potential of menacing/bullying. Now think about it from the law enforcement side where we need to track anonymously posted information for evidence.

Ride the Yak.

Time is valuable, so Yak good stuff.

@rusnivek

Your kids prepared for any emergency? Can they all be a Ready Big Hero? #Prepared2014 #NatlPrep

It’s midweek in the fourth week of 2014 National Preparedness Month

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Wacky Wednesday continues!

This week’s theme is consistent with FEMA’s National Preparedness Campaign: Practice for an emergency

#24: Does your kid have it? Prepared for any emergency? Can they all be a Ready Big Hero? #Prepared2014 #NatlPrep

Make sure all of your family is prepared for any emergency or disaster.

Make sure they prepare with you and run family drills because that’s real hero stuff.

Your kid can be a Ready – Big Hero too!

@rusnivek