PALMDALE – In recognition of September being National Preparedness Month, the City of Palmdale’s Neighborhood Services Department will host a free emergency preparedness presentation this Monday, Sept. 29.
The event begins at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, located at 38300 Sierra Hwy, Suite B.
The presentation will provide information by both the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on what is needed to be properly prepared for a major disaster.
“The theme for this year’s National Preparedness Month is ‘Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare,’” said Community Safety Supervisor Kelly Long. “One of our biggest threats here in the Antelope Valley is a major earthquake. There won’t be any warning like you get with some other types of disasters. Being properly prepared for an earthquake just isn’t optional where we live – it’s a necessity.”
“Even if you created a plan for your family in the past, how long has it been since you updated that plan or reviewed it?” asked Crime Prevention Officer Ruth Oschmann. “When was the last time you checked your supplies for expired products? Emergency preparedness is not something you do once and forget about it. Plans need to be reviewed and evaluated at least once a year.”
Handouts and worksheets will be available to residents at the presentation.
For questions or more information, contact Ruth Oschmann at 661-267-5170.