Preparedness is the cornerstone of community resilience. Are you ready?
Disaster can come in many forms. In this region we tend to focus on fire, earthquake and landslide events, however, it is important to take account for other risks when you are planning which could require you to shelter in place for some time. These should include the possibility of a pandemic, a hazmat or radiologic incident. It is also important to recognize that the types of major events that we are prone to are no-notice events. This means that the gap of time between event and arrival of outside resources can be much longer.
The two most important things you can do are:
- Take steps to minimize or eliminate risks that are within your control, and
- Prepare yourself, your family, and your neighborhood. Have supplies stored in your home, your office, your car - anywhere you find yourself frequently spending time. If you are a business owner, you will want to make sure your business is prepared as well.
Luckily, there are simple, affordable steps you can take to prepare! Check out the links to the left for information and helpful resources and make sure you are planning to be ready to survive two weeks or more without outside help.