The season is upon us and that means fun and camaraderie for all. It also means it’s time for a refresh on earthquake preparedness. Earthquakes are not something most of us want to talk about, or think about - but this is Southern California and Southern California is highly susceptible to quakes.
Preparedness is an ongoing process. A good place to start is by attending the next Disaster Preparedness 101 class on Wed. Nov 22. The class is presented by Jeff Kirkpatrick, a SCSH resident and Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee.
For starters, let’s talk about what to do during an earthquake. It’s impossible to tell from the initial shaking if an earthquake will become intense. Federal, State and Local emergency management experts agree - DROP, COVER and HOLD ON.*
DROP to the ground, before the earthquake drops you.
COVER your head and neck with your arms and get under a sturdy desk or table.
HOLD ON to your shelter and be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.
The peace of mind preparedness brings will add to your enjoyment of the season. Grab a friend and register for the class.
Disaster Preparedness 101
Nov 22, 2017
Montecito Capistrano Room
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE Registration at Lifestyles Desk
* DROP, COVER and HOLD ON info sourced from: https://www.earthquakecountry.org/step5/
Submitted by Kris Downey, IAC Member