City of Palmdale to Host Free Emergency Preparedness Presentation
PALMDALE – With September being National Preparedness Month, the City of Palmdale will host a free emergency preparedness presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 38330 Sierra Highway, Suite B, in Palmdale to help residents become better informed and prepared in the event of a disaster. Guest speakers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, “a representative from Edwards AFB Office of Emergency Management, and City staff will provide information and handouts on what residents can expect during a major disaster and how to prepare now. “Imagine that you have no electricity, no gas and no water,” said Public Safety Supervisor Kery German. “All businesses are closed or they have nothing left on their shelves. Are you and your family prepared for this?” No matter what kind of disaster-- fire, flood, earthquake or something else---this presentation will offer how-to information, educational presentations and materials. “September is ‘National Preparedness Month,’ which makes this the perfect time to talk about how to prepare for when---not if---a disaster strikes,” German said. Some online resources to assist in emergency preparedness efforts include: www.ready.gov, www.antelopevalleycert.com, and www.redcrossla.org/antelopevalley. For questions or more information call 267-5170.