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September is Preparedness month in Santa Fe, and the Office of Emergency Management encourages our community to take the opportunity to learn about the hazards in our community, what you need to be prepared, and how to stay connected and help make the City Different the City Prepared! Mayor Coss will be reading a Preparedness Month Proclamation at the City Council meeting on September 11, 2013.
In conjunction with Preparedness Month, the City of Santa Fe Office of Emergency Management is partnering with dozens of emergency management and response organizations from around the world in sponsoring the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge.
Players will be given a daily challenge at 8:00 a.m. MDT each morning. Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved over a 24-hour period through either: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr.
Players can choose to play as many days as they would like throughout the month. All tasks will be short and will not require a significant amount of time to complete.
The primary goal of this challenge is for people to share information about emergency preparedness, on social media, to reach people who may not otherwise think about being ready for disasters. Through sharing and re-sharing information, it is vital for people to think about these interesting themes.
Submissions will be reviewed for their creativity, relativity to the task and its evident popularity online. Thanks to generous sponsors, winners will be selected on a daily basis and rewarded with either a $10 gift card to Starbucks Coffee or Amazon. There will also be 2 Grand Prize winners, selected in October, who will win a $50 Amazon card and a $10 Starbucks card. More information is available at www.30days30ways.com.
Additional activities focused on emergency and disaster preparedness will be occurring in Santa Fe throughout the month of September. follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/@santafeoem for more information.