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Category: Emergency kit

“Surviving” Dadhood: A Practical Guide

Close up of hipster father kissing his little daughter, sunny day

Sunday is Father’s Day—a holiday that is less exciting to my daughter than National Lollipop Day on July 21. Then again, she’s only two. Though I am still learning how to be a father, I’ve made some observations worth sharing. Yes, there are dads out there who have parented for longer, but I also know Read More >

Posted on by Ethan Riley, Health Communications Specialist, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response1 CommentTags , , , , , , , ,

National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2017): It Only Takes One!

Hurricane Awareness Week

As the saying goes, “all politics are local.” The same goes for hurricanes. A busy hurricane season is not just defined by the total number of hurricanes in a season, but rather if any hurricane hits your local community.  It only takes one.  This mantra provides the impetus every May for the National Oceanic and Read More >

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Autism and Preparedness

Father and Son

There is a new neighbor on Sesame Street. Her name is Julia and she’s helping dispel decades-old stereotypes about autism. Julia is a little girl with autism and her move to “where the air is sweet” coincided with April being Autism Awareness Month. Our new neighbor is helping us think about the challenges of parenting Read More >

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5 Spring Safety Tips Brought to You By Adorable Animals

golden retriever dog and puppy in a puddle with umbrella

Spring is in the air, and that means warmer weather, blooming flowers…and the potential for extreme weather conditions! Some of our favorite animals remind us of what steps we can take to keep ourselves safe if bad weather strikes. Don’t let floods, thunderstorms, or tornadoes take you by surprise this season. Keep these 5 weather Read More >

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When We All Work Together, We’re Stronger Than Ever

Atop the bloom of a clover, on the same speck of dust. Lies a second small town; it exists without fuss. Those who live in this place are prepped to the nines. With emergency plans and kits of all kinds.   Take a look, for example, at their fight against flu. They cover their coughs Read More >

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Fred the Preparedness Dog—Tails from Kansas

Fred witnesses the governor of Kansas signing a proclamation naming September "National Preparedness Month"

It all started when Fred jumped into the bathtub. It was one of those warm, Kansas summer days, back in 2013. Fred the German Shepherd had just joined our family, and my wife eagerly captured all his adorable dog-moments with her camera. So when Fred hopped into the tub, she quickly snapped a photo and Read More >

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