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DISASTER AWARENESS

A)   EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS:
 

 

THIS INFORMATION IS FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY AND COUNTY WWW.72HOURS.ORG WEBSITE

After a major disaster, it is unlikely that emergency response services will be able to immediately respond to everyone’s needs, so it’s important to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family. Plan to be on your own for at least the first 72 hours.

Important tips to survive a disaster:

  • DUCK, COVER AND HOLD
      If inside: When the shaking starts duck under a table or desk; cover your head and eyes with your hands and arms, and turn away from possible breaking glass or falling objects; hold onto the desk or table so that it doesn’t move away from you - if there isn’t a desk or table nearby, crouch near an inside wall
     If outside: get into the open. Stay clear of buildings, power lines or anything else that could fall on you.
     If driving: move the car out of traffic and stop. Avoid parking under or on bridges or overpasses. Try to get clear of trees, light posts, signs and power lines. When you resume driving, watch out for road hazards.
      http://www.earthquakecountry.info/dropcoverholdon/
  • Water Supplies – 1 Gallon per person per day; you might need water for a minimum of 3 days

a) MAKE A PLAN:

San Francisco City and County Website to help you prepare for an earthquake:

http://www.72hours.org/make_plan.html

AlertSF is a text-based notification system for San Francisco’s residents and visitors.

http://alertsf.com/index.php?CCheck=1

b) BUILD A KIT:

http://www.72hours.org/build_kit.html

c) GET INVOLVED:

http://www.72hours.org/get_involved.html

d) RED CROSS EARTHQUAKE APP:

http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/earthquake-app

Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Receive alerts and notifications when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do

To download: text "GETQUAKE" to 90999 or search "Red Cross Earthquake" in the Apple App Store or Google Play .

Website for NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team) Trainin Program: http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfnert_index.asp

  

B)  FLOOD PREPAREDNESS:
 

 

Sacramento and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s risk for flooding is the highest in the country because of the city’s aging levee system that has been inadequately maintained. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for California’s levees in February 2006.

Website of the County of Sacramento, Department of Water Resources: http://www.msa.saccounty.net/waterresources/stormready/default.asp

100 Year Floodplain Map Sacramento: http://www.stormready.saccounty.net/Pages/100-Year-Floodplain-Map.aspx