Constant reminders are everywhere that Californians must be prepared for disasters. From wildfires to earthquakes to floods, along with the ongoing historic drought and heightened alert for terrorist attacks, the message always remains the same: Be prepared.
With September reserved as National Preparedness Month, this is the perfect time to coordinate with family and community members about devising a plan.
While it’s important to construct a plan for yourself, your family and your community, it’s equally vital to be ready to assist your animals for possible evacuation as well as the elderly and those with special needs and disabilities.
On Aug. 27, an estimated 5,000 visitors attended the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ (Cal OES) California Day of Preparedness in Old Sacramento. The one-day, 4-hour event featured emergency preparedness activities as well as a variety of disaster readiness demonstrations including a mobile earthquake simulator, watch water rescues and search and rescue dogs.
Learn more about California Day of Preparedness and National Preparedness Month here.