No two words spoken at home can cause the paradox that "snow day" does. Kids are thrilled to learn they get to enjoy a free day off from school, while mom and dad are terrified to find out they have an unscheduled day where they must provide entertainment at home. Take the terror out of a snow day alert by being prepared with some entertaining ways to keep the kids from burning up with cabin fever:
1) Let the Morning Pass By Slowly
Embrace the impromptu day off with nothing planned, and stay toasty in your pajamas for a few extra hours. Let the kids turn the living room into a campsite using blankets and couch cushions. Drag out the sleeping bags and spend the better part of the snowy morning just snuggling, telling stories and snacking on foods that are normally a no-no in the morning.
2) Frolic in the Snow
Midday is the best time to get out into fresh snow, as this is likely going to be the warmest part of the day. Pile on the winter gear and let the kids burn off their energy outside. You have to shovel your driveway anyway, so why not let them build a snowman or make snow angels alongside you. Bigger kids can even help with the shoveling task, giving you some free time to throw a snowball or two before it's time to head back inside.[click to continue...]
Disaster recovery should be a two part process, with the emphasis being on the first. If you focus on how to react to disasters before they occur then the second phase, recovery, will be easier. After the surprisingly harsh winter in 2013-2014, many towns and municipalities got a wake up call as to how inefficient their emergency notification systems really were.
To avoid this scenario again, get your plans in place now for how you will keep your citizens and employees safe this winter and get your town back up and running fast after a winter storm.
Before getting started on a disaster recovery plan get together with leaders in your community to assemble teams to focus on the different areas. This should include police and fire chiefs, a school board member and principals of area schools plus administrators from your local hospitals. All of them will have valuable information to share on how your community can better handle a disaster. Organize them into teams to help you create an effective and easy to execute disaster recovery plan.[click to continue...]
Winter is right around the corner which means that snow is on its way in parts of the United States - we recommend that you are prepared for school closing by setting up automated alerts.
Superstorm Sandy has already started to unleash winter weather in the Northeast as several states are getting blanketed with snow. In the next couple of months, residents all across America will experience extreme weather in the form of blizzards. School closings are bound to occur as the roads become to slippery as a result of ice and the ability to even get out of ones home will be compromised should a blizzard hit.[click to continue...]
Prepare for winter 2011 by setting up a blizzard preparation voice broadcasting service to send out snow day calls for school closings and community emergencies.
A blizzard is a serious force of nature and this winter we here at DialMyCalls want everyone to be prepared. Our snow day call system will allow communities and schools to send out notifications to thousands of people in an instant. The last thing anybody wants is to get trapped in a terrible snow storm - be prepared with DialMyCalls![click to continue...]
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