Justin Sharpe's Blog – November 2012 Archive (2)

Using comic strips to get across a disaster preparedness

I am experimenting with using comic strips in order to generate interest in disaster preparedness. I have purposely decided on having a young girl in a wheel chair as my main protagonist, who is at first a little frightened about what to do in an earthquake, when the message is 'Drop, Cover and Hold On!' She comments in the first comic strip: 'If I do that in a wheelchair, I will end up on the floor!' There is an important message here about disaster preparedness with all sections of the…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on November 14, 2012 at 17:00 — 13 Comments

Getting through to your community - Top Seven Preparedness Tips that can be put into place now!



In order to engage with your community it is important that information given and exchanged is relevant, practical and manageable. How does one prepare for hazards such as hurricanes, storms and low frequency hazards such as earthquakes? The following blog lays these out and keeps it simple. These could be provided by one tip a day for each day of the week, or spending…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on November 11, 2012 at 17:07 — No Comments

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