Residents fill 100 buckets for disasters

Bonnie  Erickson

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/05/242269/ The power is out, the water is off, and the cell phone isn’t working. Severe weather is fast approaching. What would you do if disaster struck? Do you have an emergency kit in your house? Are you prepared? Many Douglas County residents are better prepared after attending the annual ...

How Prepared is Douglas County?

Bonnie  Erickson

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/18/241387/ September is National Preparedness Month in Douglas County. Two local agencies have taken on the role of educating clients and visitors about emergency preparedness. Cottonwood, Inc. and Independence, Inc. are putting preparedness into action. Both agencies are members of Together Prepared, a local coalition that addresses emergency preparedness for ...

Plan 9 Emergency Planning

Lori McSorley

When a Tornado strikes- are YOU prepared? And WHERE is your emergency kit? Living in Kansas comes with many great aspects! We “normally” get to experience all of the seasons, midwest hospitality, cheap cost of living and don’t forget Kansas BBQ! However, living in Tornado alley we need to take ...

Lessons learned forum to feature Lawrence community responses to Joplin tornado

Charlie Bryan

http://wellcommons.com/users/charliebryan/photos/2011/jul/20/217388/ Nearly two months have passed since the May 22 tornado struck Joplin, Missouri. In just these past eight weeks, 58,944 volunteers have donated time to assist Joplin in response and recovery efforts; in all, registered volunteers have contributed over 278,067 hours helping Joplin residents clean up and begin to ...

"It Takes the Whole Community:" Sign-Up Now to Volunteer During a Disaster

Rebecca  Lo

http://wellcommons.com/users/rebeccalo/photos/2011/apr/13/211974/ With severe weather season upon us, disasters can strike anywhere at any time. The devastation currently plaguing Japan reminds us of the importance of being prepared for emergencies. In a disaster, it takes more than just the emergency management team to mitigate the impact; the entire community’s involvement is ...

FEMA to present on managing volunteers in times of disaster

Charlie Bryan

More than ever, we have seen the importance of volunteers as a resource to serve the most vulnerable people in our community. During times of disaster, the value of volunteers is even more evident as they are likely to be drawn on to support community-based organizations (CBOs) in providing disaster ...

Matt Elwell, chief meteorologist for 6News, to present on severe winter weather preparedness

Charlie Bryan

Matt Elwell, Chief Meteorologist from Channel 6 News, will be presenting on severe winter weather at the Together Prepared Forum to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The forum is open to the public. Please consider participating in this event and sharing this announcement ...

Community invited to severe winter weather forum Dec. 7

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/mar/20/188972/ Snow. Ice. Power outages. Yuck! Learn about severe winter weather and how to be prepared at a special forum next week. **The FREE community event will be:** • from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. • on the second floor of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine ...

Together Prepared video

Rebecca  Lo

To learn more about Together Prepared, visit our YouTube account at: www.youtube.com/togetherprepared http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw-kas8VHuI

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