We Angelenos are familiar with the realities and readiness needed living in earthquake country. But with our changing climate and the resulting weather extremes of stronger storms and drought, Los Angeles must now add floods and fires to its list of possible emergencies and natural disasters.
With the new year here, this is often the time when people make resolutions. And while there are a multitude of changes that you can commit to making, one of the most important ones to consider (and one of the easiest to fulfill!), is the resolution to being prepared in the case of an emergency.
Now is the time to get to work on that commitment, especially because we are still in the rainy season. As we have seen during past rain events, emergencies can happen in any area of Los Angeles. So put being emergency-ready high on your list of resolutions. Here are some tips to get you started:
Remember! If your emergency threatens the health and safety of you or the general public, dial 9-1-1.
Emergency preparedness doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. Being prepared and having a plan in place will help you and your family members feel calmer when a major disaster or emergency occurs. It also means that you’ll be able to answer with a resounding, “Yes!” when you’re asked, “Are you prepared?”