Free Disaster Preparedness Basics Presentation Coming Next Tuesday

The City of Palmdale’s neighborhood services department will host a free disaster preparedness basics presentation next Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7 pm in the City Council Chamber, 38300 Sierra Hwy, Suite B.

This presentation will offer how-to information, and materials on how to be properly prepared, as well as examples of emergency preparedness supplies and “bug out” bags.

“We face the potential of several different kinds of disasters that can strike here in the Antelope Valley,” said Crime Prevention Officer Kery German. “Earthquakes are fairly common, and the experts are saying that a magnitude 5.0 earthquake is 99 percent likely to hit the Los Angeles area within next three years.”

“Fires are another threat that we must prepare for,” added German. “Our drought conditions over the past several years have greatly increased the risk of wildfires.”