The Do 1 Thing site won the Awareness to Action category of FEMA’s 2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. It’s a 12-month program of small steps that you can take to increase your personal and household preparedness. Throughout 2015, DEM will feature Do 1 Thing items during our weekly blog post series of One Thing Wednesdays. Check back here every week for a new preparedness activity or tip!
Over the last few weeks of One Thing Wednesday posts, we’ve presented several ways for you to establish your emergency water supply, including buying bottled water, bottling water yourself for storage, and alternate ways to get water in an emergency. Today, we’re linking back to all the other water-related posts we’ve made since we started regular blog posts at the end of 2013.
Last November, we featured personal water treatment systems in our preparedness gift guide series of posts.
When Toledo, Ohio experienced a city-wide water contamination event last August, we made it a teaching moment for what to do in a large-scale water quality emergency.
Last winter, we looked at how to prevent frozen pipes – and how to thaw them if prevention fails. In light of the past week’s dangerous cold, we recently refreshed our readers on these instructions and added a lesson in water cutoff valves 101.