FEMA launches Prepare with Pedro at the 2018 Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA Region V Administrator James Joseph was in Washington DC today for the Youth Preparedness Council at Red Cross HQ.

Great to see Ready.Gov partnering with everyone on today’s events.

Additionally, download the free Prepare with Pedro workbook for kids here.

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Who loves sandbags?!!?! #NotMe #Hurricane #Irma

Busy lunch as we prep for Hurricane Irma hit. Can you say sandbags?


Disaster response = fun times.

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Love me aisles preparedness stuff!

This store’s preparedness section is on fleek!

I love how they have things sectioned into different sections (kinda like by function).

Evacuation supplies seperated from foods.

And of course helmets and flashlights.

Flashlights a plenty!

I wish every store had sections like this dedicated to emergency preparedness / readiness.

@rusnivek

Save your #Family #Emergency #Communications #Plan on multiple devices #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Here’s an easy Saturday plan – take a few moments to have your Family Emergency Communications Plan in hard copy, saved on laptop/tablet, and of course on your smart phone enabled device.

By having multiple backup copies of your Family Emergency Communications Plan, you can be assured that during an evacuation, you’ll have instant access to it for use by any member of your family.

Nice work! Now, it’s Saturday! Get out there and have some fun!

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But do it safely and responsibly.

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“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

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You got the touch, you got the power! #NatlPrep

4th week of 2015 National Preparedness Month is all about Power outages.

So do you have the power?

OK, that’s one power…but before you stick the Matrix in your chest, maybe simply start by charging your phone.

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Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.

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You’re at your best when the road gets rough…

Be Ready by starting here!

@rusnivek

Multi-purpose binder clips help a lot #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

Rounding the corner through the first week of 2014 National Preparedness Month!

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Of course you need to be prepared right?!?!? My goal is to provide actionable information so that you can better prepare you and your family.

This week’s theme is consistent with FEMA’s National Preparedness Campaign: Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.

#4: Multi-purpose binder clips help keep wires organized for easy visual access to connection points #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

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These office binder clips allow me to keep things organized, clean, stowed neatly, and tied down as I travel around. Additionally, I am able to pair the ends of the cables together so I can immediately see the end attachment points.

(And who doesn’t love binder clips right?)

I have assessed my entire family’s cell phones and mobile devices and found that this lightning cable is needed by everyone. We are an iPhone 5 & 5s family.

Not pictured above, are my micro USB cables which charge other mobile devices. Everyone should plan on supporting power needs for the family’s mobile devices (tablets) and accessories (keyboards).

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Assessing the entire family’s cell phone power needs before a disaster can ensure that your family will remain connected through and after a disaster.

Family first peeps!

@rusnivek

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Cell phone WITH cables and external power supply #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

Half way through the first week of 2014 National Preparedness Month!

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Lots to do…just be prepared!

This week’s theme is consistent with FEMA’s National Preparedness Campaign: Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.

#3: Have extra cables w/ multi-option external power supply for charging your cell phone. #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

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Because we use/push more information and data, our power consumption has skyrocketed. I find that having extra cables in various lengths will make life easier when charging your phone. Keeping your family informed before/during/after a disaster is so important – so keep your mobile devices charged!

Additionally, my extra battery pack has gets used almost daily. Busy lifestyles call for travel or remote working options so choose one that has a USB connection(s) so you can charge your various mobile devices.

Because you never want to be *that guy* or *that girl* who hides in the corner next to a smelly garbage can to use the lonely random plug because of this…

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@rusnivek

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Use ALL your tools to communicate during a disaster #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

Hello from the first week of 2014 National Preparedness Month!

“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Just a reminder, throughout this month, I’ll be pushing preparedness stuff…for free! No fuss – no muss!

This week’s theme is consistent with FEMA’s National Preparedness Campaign: Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.

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#2: Have at least two (2) ways to communicate with your family before & during & after an emergency. Cell phone, text msg, Tweets, Email, Post, Pin, Snaps…use it all!

Yep, I’ll be revisiting my family’s communications plan tonight. Will you?

@rusnivek

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Welcome to 2014 National Preparedness Month #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

Welcome to 2014 National Preparedness Month.

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Throughout this month, I’ll be pushing preparedness stuff…for free!

Best news on Monday huh?

#1: Allow ample room for all emergency services to do their job

@rusnivek