PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is hosting three free presentations on emergency preparedness over the next two weeks to help residents become better informed and ready for emergencies such as earthquake, fires, floods and power outages. All presentations are free and open to the public.
“We want to reach as many residents as possible, so we’re offering this free presentation three different times and three separate venues,” said Palmdale’s Crime Prevention Officer Kery German.
The presentations will offer practical how-to information, educational presentations and materials on how to be properly prepared, as well as examples of preparedness supplies and “bug out” bags.
- The first presentation will be held Thursday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, located at 930 East Avenue Q-9. “This will be geared towards seniors and will address the needs and concerns they face in an emergency,” German said.
- The second presentation will be held Monday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at St Mary’s Church, located at 1600 East Avenue R-4, in the parish hall. There will a Spanish interpreter available at this presentation.
- The third presentation will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, located at 38300 Sierra Hwy.
“Being properly prepared for an emergency is important and a must for all residents, especially since we live so close to the San Andreas Fault and live in an area where fires are common,” said German. “Although we each have unique needs and situations, there are some very basic, common steps that everyone can take to prepare for an emergency,” said German.
Handouts and worksheets will be available to residents to take with them at the presentation. “Remember, it’s never too early to prepare but it can be too late,” German notes.
For questions or more information contact Kery German at 661-267-5170.