July’s earthquakes were an important reminder that we should all be prepared for a disaster. It is not a matter of IF, but WHEN the disaster will strike.
How you can prepare:
- Make a Plan. It can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses.
2. Build a kit for your home, car, and work.
3. Identify how local authorities will notify you during a disaster and how you will get information, whether through local radio, TV or NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio stations or channels
Ways to stay connected:
4. Get Involved.
- Organize the Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Program
- Join your City’s Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T)
- Red Cross Volunteer
- Take an online course