We have all seen the video of the earthquake tragedies in Haiti and Japan. What would we do if faced with a similar disaster in San Jose? Government officials have made it clear that emergency services probably will not be available in our neighborhoods. They are encouraging us to prepare to meet the challenges of natural disasters on our own.
Bill Aaron is leading the organization of block-specific Emergency Preparedness Teams to help our neighborhood prepare for natural disasters. This is a big job and we need as many neighbors as possible to participate. If you can help with this very important effort, please call Bill Aaron at 978-9678, or e-mail him.
Help us get prepared before it’s too late.
In addition to joining the team, you can start thinking about how to protect and provide for your family and friends in an emergency. Let’s start with some useful information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The good news is that some of the activities are the same for quakes and floods, so your prep work will do double-duty there:
TThere are also great state and local organizations to know about as well:
San Jose Prepared is a program administered by the City of San Jose to train residents like you on various aspects of disaster preparedness.