It’s National Disaster Preparedness month. Each week in September, Washoe County is distributing tips to help people prepare by making emergency plans, getting involved, assembling emergency kits and staying informed.
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September is National Disaster Preparedness month and Washoe County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is reminding residents what to do to prepare for disasters and emergencies.
Meet local and regional emergency services representatives and learn how they can help in emergencies and how to prepare for earthquakes, floods and wildfires.
Below are some links to disaster preparedness resources: ReadyWashoe.com LivingWithFire.info AlertID.com Washoe County Emergency Preparedness Guide This brochure has a bit of everything – from fire, to evacuation, shelter locations, earthquakes, turn off the gas, family docs, pet plans, wild land fires… and more.
If anyone believes that our only threat to Hidden Valley is a grassland fire, then they missed the wake-up call we had the last week of August when we had a 4.2 earthquake centered close by in Spanish Springs. When a fire or flood occurs, there might be time to gather belongings, kids, and pets […]
It is extremely important this year, based upon the reports of dryness already, that Hidden Valley residents stay vigilante about preventing fires and to be prepared in case there is one. We’ve discussed before the various websites, but I want to highlight the one that brings much information to one spot. LivingWithFire.info There are many […]