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La Mirada Encourages Disaster Preparedness

Post Date:09/22/2016 1:15 PM

ReadyThe City is joining thousands of communities across the country to participate in National Preparedness Month throughout the month of September. The month-long nationwide effort is hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.

Preparing can start with three important steps:

1. Get an emergency supply kit

2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency

3. Be informed about emergencies that could happen locally, and identify sources of information that will be helpful before, during, and after an emergency.

National Preparedness Month focuses on turning awareness into action by encouraging individuals and communities nationwide to make an emergency preparedness plan. The La Mirada Disaster Preparedness Steering Committee (DPSC) will be meeting later this month to discuss plans for the upcoming Communitywide Disaster Exercise. This year the exercise will be held on October 20 in conjunction with the statewide earthquake awareness campaign The Great California ShakeOut.

The City hopes to bring together businesses, residents, and community organizations in La Mirada to engage in earthquake preparedness. The City will partner with first responders from the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments to encourage the community to practice their emergency preparedness plans.

For more emergency preparedness information, visit Ready.gov.

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