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30 Days & 30 Ways To Prep For Disasters

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency has created a game using social media to help people all over the world prepare for worst case scenarios.

Game Admin and Public Information Officer, Eric Frank, said Back in 2010 CRESA created a game called, '30 Days, 30 Ways,' to help people get ready for any emergency. He said the game has grown beyond what was originally expected. 

“The staff back then was looking for something new to do for national preparedness month,” said Frank. “Something that actually changed behaviors.”

That's when #30days30ways was born. Throughout the month of September, CRESA gives daily challenges to people that helps prepare them for an emergency, like a fire or a tornado, and it's easy to get involved.

“Usually those tasks take no more than about five minutes for someone to do,” said Frank.

Prizes will be given to the most creative and dedicated players and the game is marketed towards gamers all over the world.

“Of course the zombie apocalypse keeps popping up all the time,” said Frank. “So it was just kind of a fun way to bring in pop culture references of today.”

So I hit the streets to see how prepared Texoma is when it comes to being prepared for an emergency. Make sure to watch the video for those interviews.

If you want to get involved in '30 days, 30 ways,' you can do so in multiple ways.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete a task:

§  Share your answer on their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/30days30ways

§  Provide your answer on Twitter, using the hashtag #30days30ways

§  Share your answer directly to the comments of the 30Days30ways Blog

§  Email your answer to info@30days30ways.com

You can find more information at www.30days30ways.com

Brody Carter, Newschannel 6
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