September #ZebraChat: Emergency Preparedness

September 2017 ZebraChat Twitter Chat

September is National Preparedness Month. We’ve discussed why you can’t purchase car insurance or flood insurance before a hurricane. We’ve even put together a guide how to pack an emergency kit for your vehicle, but what other things can we do to plan ahead? What should we expect after? That’s what we’re exploring in this month’s #ZebraChat.

Here are the details for September’s #ZebraChat:

When: Tuesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. CT
Topic: Emergency Preparedness
Hosted by: The Zebra and Neil Richardson

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ZebraChat to participate! You can also join one of these chat rooms or tools to keep track of the conversation.

Optional Chat Rooms: or TweetChat
Twitter Tools: Tweetdeck

September #ZebraChat Questions: Emergency Preparedness

Q1. What is emergency preparedness, and why is it important to plan ahead?
Q2. What are some examples of events/disasters to prepare for?
Q3. What apps, resources, equipment might be useful for emergency situations?
Q4. What are some items we should keep in our emergency kits at home and in our cars?
Q5. Where can you find emergency information and resources for your city/county/state?
Q6. What are some options for those who can’t take action (ex. evacuate) for financial or medical reasons?
Q7. What are some things we can expect after an emergency has passed (ex. hurricane)?
Q8. What are some options for seeking financial assistance after an emergency?
Q9. What can we do to help others after an emergency?
Q10. Do you have any other tips or advice you’d like to share that we haven’t covered yet?

New to Twitter Chats? Here’s How to Participate

We’ll share a series of numbered questions (Q1, Q2, Q3, etc.). Share your reply with “A” and the question number.

If you’re joining us via Twitter or TweetDeck, don’t forget to use the #ZebraChat hashtag so we can see your response. If you’re joining us via one of the chat rooms, the hashtag will automatically be added to the end of your response.

For example: If you’re responding to Q1, you might reply:

A1 Planning ahead of a disaster can save lives. There’s a reason why the Scout Motto is “Be Prepared.” #ZebraChat

And that’s it! After the chat, we’ll share a post recapping the conversation and share chat highlights, too.

We hope to see you on September 26th to talk about emergency preparedness.