Santa Clara County residents urged to prepare for natural disaster
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – In recent years, climate change and natural disasters have severely affected thousands of residents in the Bay Area and northern California.
Starting this month, the county is launching ‘Community Readiness’ Month with the aim of encouraging community members to take an active role in contingency planning to be as prepared as possible for emergencies. unforeseen.
“In recent years we have seen more frequent wildfires here in California, we have also seen extreme weather conditions which have become more frequent,” said Kia Xiong, communications manager for the county emergency management office. of Santa Clara. “With Santa Clara County located on three fault lines, now is the best time to prepare for an emergency.”
This year, the county’s “Community Readiness” month will focus on how people can protect their loved ones by following the following four steps:
1. Register for AlertSCC To www.AlertSCC.org. SCC Alert
- Free to use. Alerts are sent directly to your mobile device, landline and / or email. You can control how you want to receive alerts and designate which order you want to be notified about, whether it’s your mobile device first, then your email or landline.
2. Make a plan
- Encouraged to plot multiple routes with safe places to meet in case you get separated. Planning is essential to ensure that you can evacuate quickly and safely, whatever the circumstances. Chat with your family about how you will receive information and stay connected.
3. Build an emergency supply kit
- Take a Go Bag with an emergency supply kit when you need to evacuate.
- Build a Stay Kit with an Emergency Supply Kit when you need to stay home.
4. Help your family, friends and neighbors
- Hold a neighborhood emergency planning meeting and discuss evacuation routes, identify neighbors who may need additional support in an emergency or disaster, and create a contact list for local services and resources to share with the community.
To find out more visit Prepare the CSC website.