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Emergency Preparedness And Readiness Challenge Giveaway

Emergency Preparedness Steps

August, 2011: Earthquake hits New Jersey;  Hurricane Irene Causes Jerseyians to Evacuate

Hubby and I were in the Midwest safe but worried.  Our family, our pets, our home, our possession were all under warning.  My daughter called to assure me that things were under control and all was safe.  I could not help but add the words, “For now.”  You see we live in a flood zone a few miles from the Atlantic, the Barnegat Bay, the lagoons.

I bought our bi-level, a Total Electric home, long before Nixon’s Energy Crisis.  If the power goes out, nothing works – been there, done that.  So over the years, we learned to be prepared.  It’s all about being ready for the emergency while praying that it never happens.  With a coal-burning stove, kerosene heater, water cooler, oil lamps, candles, propane grill, and a stock of food  always on hand, neither wind nor rain nor snow nor sleet….  Funny, that is what the U. S. Postal Service advertises.

In a few days it will be the tenth anniversary of 9/11,  a day that changed our lives forever and brought us into the War on Terrorism, the longest was we fought ever.  No one was prepared back then for its wanton tragedy and destruction.  Without power, phone lines, or transportation, those in NYC had little but their wits  to help them get through that emergency.  Too bad that the NYC Office of Emergency Management’s Ready New York wasn’t around at that time.  Its Go-Kit bag, pocket radio,flashlight, first-aid kit, batteries, worker’s gloves, light sticks, emergency blanket, tissues, and whistle (approx. value $50) would have been invaluable.

I support the Ad Council and the New York City Office of Emergency Management’s Ready New York campaign.  Just like a good scout is prepared, all of us too should be.  Ask yourself, “How well am I prepared for a natural disaster or emergency?”  Not sure, then go to the Ready New York’s Readiness Challenge tool, make some quick decisions, then go with it.  The Readiness Challenge  ties in the My Meeting Place Facebook application and other OEM materials.

September is National Preparedness Month.  Get aware.   Have you gathered a backpack with the things you really need to move in a hurry?  You are not alone.

If the City can plan and rebuild for the future, don’t you think you would be wise to learn how to take action yourself?   Hint:

#1  Make a plan.

#2  Get a kit.

#3  Be informed.

Meanwhile, one Ready New York Pack is yours to win.  Here’s how to enter.

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a prize pack that includes: Go-Kit Bag, Pocket Radio, Flashlight, First-Aid Kit, Batteries, Worker’s Gloves, Light Sticks, Emergency Blankets, and more! ($50 value)

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter take the Readiness Challenge and then leave a comment on this post telling me ow you did or what you learned.

BONUS ENTRIES – LOTS OF THEM!

1 – Subscribe to my RSS feed. (sidebar)
1 – Follow me on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here. (sidebar)
1 – Tweet this giveaway.
1 – Friend me on Facebook. (sidebar)
1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
1 – Place my button on your blog. (in sidebar)

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Friday 09/30/10 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

42 Comments on “Emergency Preparedness And Readiness Challenge Giveaway”

  1. #1 Stephanie Phelps
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:23 am

    I took the Readiness Challenge

  2. #2 Stephanie Phelps
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I subscribe to your posts through Email and Rss Feed

  3. #3 Stephanie Phelps
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:25 am

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  4. #4 Stephanie Phelps
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:26 am
  5. #5 Stephanie Phelps
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I am a friend of yours on Facebook.(Stephanie Phelps)

  6. #6 Lorrie (pinklady705)
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I learned I need an emergency kit. In an emergency, you don’t have time to scramble around looking for things you might need.

    I have never been to NYC, that video kinda freaked me out at first. There are lots of terms referenced in the video, like burroughs and subways, that we don’t have around here.

    2liv2laf2luv at gmail dot com

  7. #7 Lorrie (pinklady705)
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:55 am

    RSS feed subscriber

  8. #8 Lorrie (pinklady705)
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I follow you on twitter – @pinklady705

  9. #9 Lorrie (pinklady705)
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:59 am
  10. #10 debbie
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I did pretty good. Always have a plan in place of where you would meet up.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  11. #11 apple blossom
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I learned that I got so far and it wouldn’t give me any more choices so I don’t know how I did.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. #12 nan
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    i learned you should go to an assistance center rather than go home and leave a note for your spouse
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  13. #13 nan
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    rss

  14. #14 Danielle Sg
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I learned that I am so happy that I live in a rural area away from a large city, and that I can make due for myself.
    royalegacy at gmail dot com

  15. #15 Danielle Sg
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    RSS subscriber
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  16. #16 Danielle Sg
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Twitter follower
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  17. #17 Danielle Sg
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:25 pm
  18. #18 Danielle Sg
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    FB friend
    Danielle Sg

  19. #19 Betty
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I did well – but it’s tough making the right decisions when you are in the middle of a situation. Living in NJ thru the recent earthquake/H Irene/subsequent floodings … yes, everyone should be doing this

  20. #20 Betty
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    RSS subscriber bettycd

  21. #21 Betty
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    following you on twitter
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  22. #22 Betty
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

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  23. #23 Betty
    on Sep 17th, 2011 at 3:31 pm
  24. #24 karen M
    on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I think I did pretty good, I did learn that Shelters are set up in public, buildings, such as schools, and only provide water and basic food. Think about the items you may need to care for you and your family and put them in your Go Bag

    The items I never thought of adding was formula and extra baby bottles, diapers, small blanket, extra set of ear muffs for big guy, who can’t handle loud noises.. just simple things that I know we will need to make it more comfortable for everyone.

    We have been with out our power for 4 days, with the freezing snow a few years back, we lived in our school gym during that time.. the only problem we had was, where does your pet stay… we were lucky that our local vet took in our pets and cared for them while we were away.

  25. #25 karen M
    on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Feed subscriber

  26. #26 karen M
    on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    twitter follower-gummasplace

  27. #27 karen M
    on Sep 18th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    friend on facebook-Gumma Medlin

  28. #28 Gina @ The Crave to Save
    on Sep 18th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I did pretty well, but there is a lot of room for improvement of course. My family needs a more concrete plan of action in case of an emergency. Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  29. #29 Gina @ The Crave to Save
    on Sep 18th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I am an RSS Subscriber!
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  30. #30 Gina @ The Crave to Save
    on Sep 18th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I follow you on twitter! @crazyitalian0
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  31. #31 Gina @ The Crave to Save
    on Sep 18th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I like you on Facebook “crave to save”
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  32. #32 Gina @ The Crave to Save
    on Sep 18th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I added your button to my blog
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  33. #33 katklaw777
    on Sep 23rd, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I did very well…Everyone can prepare for emergencies by taking three steps: get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.
    Thanks for the helpful giveaway!

  34. #34 katklaw777
    on Sep 23rd, 2011 at 10:56 am

    email subscriber

  35. #35 katklaw777
    on Sep 23rd, 2011 at 10:56 am

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  36. #36 katklaw777
    on Sep 23rd, 2011 at 10:58 am
  37. #37 tree
    on Sep 26th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    i learned that there are several Ready New York resources from OEM to help you make a readiness plan for your family. thanks for the chance!

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

  38. #38 tree
    on Sep 26th, 2011 at 7:28 am

    i Subscribe to your RSS feed.

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    on Sep 26th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    i follow on twitter! patchouligirl91

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  40. #40 tree
    on Sep 26th, 2011 at 7:31 am
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    on Sep 26th, 2011 at 7:32 am

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  42. #42 tree
    on Sep 26th, 2011 at 7:34 am

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