Author: SuperUser Account/Wednesday, September 30, 2015/Categories: Business, Children, Earthquakes, Evacuations, Fire, Flood, Health, Pets, Utilities, Weather
National Preparedness Month has come to an end. It’s a great time each year to look at individual preparedness. Being ready for emergencies should be a continual process – not a once-a-year event.
County of Riverside’s Emergency Management Department works hard behind the scenes to help our county mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Sadly, many county residents have never made any plans to help them meet their basic needs during an emergency.
A recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) survey found that nearly 60 percent of American adults have not practiced what to do in a disaster by participating in a disaster drill or preparedness exercise at work, school, or home in the past year. Further, only 39 percent of respondents have developed an emergency plan and discussed it with their household.
Riverside County is not immune to disasters. In 2015 alone the county experienced snow, flooding, high heat, power outages, drought and even an F1 tornado. Preparing for disaster is each of our responsibility. RivCoReady.org is one resource to help. Additionally, @RivCoReady on Twitter is the official outlet for the most current news and information from the Emergency Management Department. Please follow us and retweet to your friends, family and followers.
Taking time to read the tips presented during the past 30 days is a great first step towards being informed. Now it’s time to Have a Plan, Make a Kit and Get Involved.
Now is the time to be RivCoReady!
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