What's the best advice you've ever received? Often times, the best nuggets of wisdom motivate us to action, or inspire us to be better at what we do. We wanted to highlight a few places where you can find preparedness tips on a daily basis to keep you and your family safe.
Every weekday, we will publish a safety tip on Twitter and Facebook (in English and Spanish) with information on what to do before, during and after various natural or man-made disasters. Our primary method of publishing the daily tips will be through our Twitter and Facebook channels, however, that's not the only way you can find potentially life-saving advice:
Mobile Site (http://m.fema.gov)
Our mobile site is designed to load fast on mobile internet browsers, providing preparedness tips and disaster information on the go. Make it easier to access by bookmarking it on your phone.
Our preparedness website, Ready.gov, is packed with information on how to get prepared before a disaster strikes. It breaks down getting prepared into three simple steps: getting a kit, making a plan, and being informed.
Twitter "Fast Follow"
One of the common misconceptions is that people need a Twitter account to receive updates from accounts you are interested in. In fact, you can receive updates from Twitter simply by utilizing your phone's text messaging capability (normal text message rates apply). For example, if you wanted to follow Administrator Fugate, text follow craigatfema to 40404 (Twitter’s text message number). To follow FEMA, text follow fema to 40404.
And in case you missed our safety tips the past few days, here is a sample:
- Flood safety: Do not walk through moving water. 6 inches of moving water can make you fall. Tips on your phone: http://m.fema.gov
- Seguridad contra inundaciones: No camine sobre agua en movimiento. Consejos de teléfono: http://m.fema.gov
- Earthquake safety: If indoors during an earthquake - drop, cover, and hold on. More tips at http://go.usa.gov/239
- Seguridad de terremotos: Si está adentro durante terremoto, échese al piso, cúbrase y agárrese. Más consejos en http://go.usa.gov/2YP
- Flood safety: After a flood, assume all wires on the ground are electrically charged, including cable TV feeds.
- Seguridad contra inundaciones: después de una inundación, asuma que todos los cables en el suelo están cargados, incluso el cable de TV.