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Take the challenges and be prepared
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Some people live for challenges.
Some challenges can help people live.
Being prepared for potential emergencies such as tornadoes, floods, severe thunderstorms, home fires, – even zombie attacks – is the surest way to increase your chances of getting through them safely. Toward that end, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management encourages the public to take part in their monthly online “Kansas Preparedness Challenge.” The Kansas Preparedness Challenge helps guide Kansans in preparing for a disaster by completing one preparedness action each month.
“Preparing for disasters can feel overwhelming,’ said Devan Tucking-Strickler, KDEM human services officer. “We’ve broken it down into simple, monthly challenges that make it easier to be prepared. Each month presents valuable information about a different aspect of preparedness, followed by a challenge the whole family can be involved in.”
Completing each monthly challenge makes participants eligible for a prize drawing. Go to and click on the “Kansas Preparedness Challenge” link to get started.