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More Than Crossing Your Fingers

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

In this morning’s very informative webinar hosted by the Nebraska Library Commission and featuring Marty Magee of NN/LM’s Greater Midwest Region, Marty reminded us that we can’t help at our libraries in an emergency if we’re not prepared at home.  She recommended visiting the American Red Cross site (among others) at to find step-by-step recommendations for putting together a disaster kit, making a plan, and staying informed.   On their “More Than Crossing Your Fingers” page at, you can view a video of Jamie Lee Curtis showing you how to personalize your disaster supplies, and you can even play a game (see “Prepare 4” and click the “Play” button) that has you shopping for supplies in a virtual store.  In order to play, you put in your first name and email address, and when you complete the game, the Red Cross will send you a supply list via email.