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P.E.I. says prepare your selfie, for Emergency Preparedness Week

The P.E.I. government wants Islanders to put together their own emergency plans and 72-hour emergency kits, and then take a selfie to prove it.

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 1-7

Prepare your emergency kit, and then take a selfie with it, says the P.E.I. government. (iStock)

The P.E.I. government wants Islanders to put together their own emergency plans and 72-hour emergency kits, and then take a selfie to prove it.

The Prepare your Selfie promotion is part of Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs May 1 to  7.

Premier Wade MacLauchlan said it's important that Islanders develop a plan.

"I would like to encourage everyone to make sure they are ready for emergencies by developing a plan and a putting together a preparedness kit," said MacLauchlan in a news release.

Everyone who shares and tags their 72 Hour Emergency Kit selfie on social media will be entered into a draw for prizes from the P.E.I. Emergency Measures Organization.

Prizes include crank radios/lanterns and gift cards.

Selfies should tag @peipublicsafety and use the hashtag #peiselfie.

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