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