Disaster Preparedness in Torrance

December 11, 2009 at 3:20 am 1 comment

In California, many of us are aware of the almost certain likelihood of a large-scale earthquake.  There are many other disasters that may also affect us, however, including epidemic viruses, fires, and more.  While all of the potentially frightening possibilities may paralyze us in fear, the most important action we can take is to learn more and be prepared.

The City of Torrance held a Disaster Preparedness fair in October 2009 with just this goal in mind.  In this podcast, Rachel Bieber, Reference Librarian, interviews Kristin Matsuda on the role of the Torrance Disaster Council, Peggy Kramer from Earthquake Disaster Kit Sales (EDKS) on kits and supplies, and Paul Vuoso and Paul Solorzano, respectively from the Torrance Fire and Police Departments for helpful tips.

All of the speakers reiterate do not panic! Other tips include:

1) Duck, cover, and hold.
2) Be prepared. Plan on being self-sufficient for at least three days before help arrives.
3) Start with small changes that will impact you and your family.

Tune in to learn more.

For more information, take a look at the Torrance City disaster preparedness page.

– rs

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  • 1. antonebraga  |  December 11, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Do you have a moment to look over important disaster information? US President Obama did.

    Are You Disaster Ready (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire, etc.)? Look beyond the veil. http://www.disasterprepared.net

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