Last night, Mexico experienced an 8.2 magnitude earthquake which was felt more than 500 miles away and by over 90 million people. There are tsunami warnings for the Hawaiian Islands and Guam. Sadly, there are also casualties. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/08/americas/mexico-earthquake-live-updates/index.html
In the last two weeks, there has been Hurricane Harvey which has devastating results in Texas and some of the nearby states, now Hurricane Irma which is leaving devastation in its pathway. Not far behind is Hurricane Jose, almost on the same path of Irma. Now, this 8.2mag earthquake in Mexico.
September is National Preparedness Month and 2017’s overarching theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” It is more evident than ever we have to take our well-being into our own hands. Let’s take this time to be prepared.
We can depend on our first responders to take care of us, but let’s be realistic. Let’s look at Texas, the first responders are overwhelmed and many states and cities have sent mutual aid. But, there will be more need with Irma and Jose. While Palo Alto has a phenomenal police and fire department, we do have to also rely on ourselves and our neighbors. To do that we ourselves must be self sufficient and prepared. Here is how http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/services/public_safety/emergency_preparedness/default.asp
Also, sign up for AlertSCC to get alerts from Santa Clara County http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/services/public_safety/emergency_preparedness/alertscc.asp
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