National Preparedness Month @SCCLD

National Preparedness Month  is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. And as we have seen over the last few years with the ongoing drought, water conservation and wildfire prevention have both become emergencies California residents need to be prepared for. But where to begin? This Visual Checklist for Your Disaster Supply Kit created by the Red Cross is a good place to start!

Upcoming Events and Trainings

On September 17th, Morgan Hill Library will be collaborating with Environmental Services Department of Morgan Hill to host our all ages Water Conservation Day event, complete with informational sessions, hands on craft activities, free giveaways and raffle prizes.

Santa Clara County Fire Department Free Trainings

Free Online Safety Events

Check out our Book List for Emergency Preparedness! 

Additional Resources (websites)

ready.gov National Preparedness Website

cdc.gov tracks disease outbreaks

foodsafety.gov tracks food recalls, outbreaks, and offers food safety charts

weather.gov National Weather Service

heat.gov National Integrated Heat Health Information System

www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo, opens a new window  National Traffic and Road Closure Information

https://fsapps.nwcg.gov/ National database of state and local wildfire mitigation programs

ready.gov/financial-preparedness Emergency Financial First Aid Kit

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