We don’t really need reminders anymore about how important it is to plan ahead for a disaster. But since you asked … just think about the Japanese earthquake/tsunami, tornadoes across the U.S. and the hurricane that slammed the Eastern Seaboard. Now think about how prepared you feel for such an event.
Novato faces a multitude of hazards including earthquakes, wildfires, flooding and landslides. To address public safety risks, a simple and free two-hour emergency preparedness program is being offered to all households in the county through the Get Ready Emergency Disaster Preparedness Program, a collaborative effort between Marin County communities and other jurisdictions.
It’s not too late to sign up for the Sept. 6 session of Get Ready Novato. It will take place between 7-9 p.m. at , 2 San Marin Drive, right across from .
The goal is to prepare households with the skills and information to survive and cope with a disaster for five to seven days. Look at the benefits of being prepared:
* A reduction in injuries and illnesses due to a disaster
* A reduction to the over-burdened emergency first responders
* A reduction to the over-burdened hospitals and urgent care centers
* A reduction in the financial burden the city will bear due to disaster
* A stronger community: people helping each other
Advanced registration is required. Call the at 897-4361 to sign up. Remember, the course is free.