Police Scotland is advising people to have a “grab bag” containing emergency supplies.
A Tweet yesterday by the force encouraged keeping essentials including food, water and medication nearby in case of an emergency on day eight of the ’30 days 30 ways’ campaign over the next month.
The campaign encourages preparedness in the event of a national crisis.
September is preparedness month. Emergencies can happen at any time and it’s recommended to have a #GrabBag ready containing essential items including medication, copies of important documents, food/water, torch, radio and other personal items #30Days30WaysUK #BePrepared pic.twitter.com/7ZtQlVJ7Yr
— Police Scotland Control Rooms (@polscotcontrol) September 8, 2019
The #30days30waysUK campaign is run annually and has grown year-on-year for the past five years.
It promotes people being better prepared for emergencies.
It has no links to Brexit, but with the UK preparing to leave the EU on October 31, some people on social media are assuming the two are linked.
Due to the coincidence, some Twitter users accused Police Scotland of “scaremongering”.
Twitter user Wordamentalist said: “What exactly are you asking us to be prepared for? War? Riots?”
This must be the inaugural year for it then since I’ve never heard of this in any previous years. What exactly are you asking us to be prepared for? War? Riots? Be a bit more specific please rather than tweeting something so cryptic which is likely to cause mass panic.
— Wordamentalist (@wordamentalist) September 8, 2019
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