Earthquakes are Emergency Preparedness Reminders Sept. 2015

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty The recent earthquakes in nearby Big Bear and off the South American coast of Santiago, Chile, serve as important reminders for everybody to be prepared now for local disasters and emergencies at home, at work and in your cars. It is not a matter of “if” but “when” a major earthquake or disaster will impact our area. Your survival, and the survival of your family, may depend on how well you are prepared.Pasadena’s Public Safety officials urge everybody to be prepared now—or start preparing today—with emergency supplies, including “Go Kits” for homes, cars and your workplace; pre-determined evacuation plans for family and pets, emergency supplies at home and many other steps that will help you, your loved ones and animal companions survive in the days or weeks following a major disaster or emergency event.YOU READY TO SURVIVE AN EMERGENCY?Don’t delay, go today to www.readypasadena.net for disaster preparedness tips.Successful emergency preparedness means having enough food, water, medicine, first aid supplies, personal hygiene products, flashlights, batteries and solar chargers for all necessary electronic devices, solar- or battery-operated radio, clothing and other critical supplies for each person and pet in your household to last a minimum of three days to a week, or longer, if possible. You need about one gallon of water per person, per day.It is important to remember that in the event of a widespread disaster or emergency, police and fire officials throughout the region most likely will become quickly overwhelmed with 9-1-1 calls. You and your neighbors may be on your own, without assistance from first responders, for hours or even days.If you are not prepared, start by watching an informative, 12-minute disaster preparedness video posted at www.cityofpasadena.net/Disaster_Preparedness_Video/.This important emergency preparedness video is available in English and Spanish, with captions and audio descriptions in both English and Spanish.Additional disaster preparedness info is available at www.readypasadena.net, including a handy “Emergency Survival Guide” (PDF document) prepared by the County of Los Angeles.The American Red Cross also offers an important website on preparing for disasters at www.PrepareSoCal.org.EMERGENCY NOTICES BY THE CITYDuring widespread emergencies, the City will use a variety of ways to send out emergency public information, including:• Our website and social media platforms• Direct calls or text messages to you• Our government cable TV station, KPAS• Traditional messages sent to the local news media for distribution, and• Disaster Information Sites established outside our Pasadena Fire Stations.KPAS—CITY GOVERNMENT TVKPAS, provided by Pasadena Media, www.pasadenamedia.tv, is seen on Channel 3 by Charter cable TV subscribers and Channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers. Information broadcast by KPAS is also streamed on the City’s website at www.cityofpasadena.net/Media and the Pasadena Media website.PLEASPasadena officials urge all residents and those who work in the City to sign up today for emergency alerts, Red Flag announcements and other information from the City by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS.PLEAS uses both text and voice messages to keep residents and community members in Pasadena informed in case of citywide or major emergencies. Phone subscribers will receive a message with the latest information and safety instructions—that must be listened to in its entirety or the system will call you back.Go to www.cityofpasadena.net/Fire/PLEAS to register today your phone today.SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMSThe City of Pasadena also uses a variety of other social media accounts, especially Twitter, to send out alerts, including the following online pages and mobile handles:www.twitter.com/PasadenaGov, @PasadenaGovwww.twitter.com/PasadenaFD, @PasadenaFDwww.twitter.com/PWPnews, @PWPnewswww.twitter.com/PasPD_News, @PasPD_NewsIn addition to the Twitter accounts, stay connected with the City via www.cityofpasadena.netPasadena’s main Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CityofPasadenaInstagram @PasadenaGov, www.instagram.com/pasadenagovYouTube channel at www.youtube.com/pasadengovResidents can also sign up at Nixle, a free social media notification system used by many public safety agencies, including Pasadena’s Police and Fire Departments. Go to www.Nixle.com to see up a free account. You can get alerts via your phone, text or email. Be sure to define the geographic after that you want covered for alerts and theCITY DISASTER INFORMATION SITESThe City has designated ALL Pasadena Fire Stations to serve as “Disaster Information Sites” where key emergency information can be distributed to the public and/or received from neighborhood representatives for use at the City’s Emergency Operations Center.Disaster Information Sites will be activated during widespread emergencies or disasters when other methods of communication—electronic, news media TV and radio, website and social media—become unreliable or inoperable. Disaster Information Sites will be staffed as emergency public information conduits only and NOT distribution points for food, water or other emergency assistance.CITIZEN SERVICE CENTEROur Citizen Service Center, generally is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached at (626) 744-7311.Remember, for all life-threatening emergencies always call 9-1-1.If you see something suspicious, say something by call us at (626) 744-4241.During widespread emergencies, it is possible that phone lines may be down, or periodically inoperable. Cell towers could be damaged and cell service, as well as the 9-1-1, could be easily overwhelmed.If you make a call, and reach an operator, speak as calmly as possible. Know your location and be able to provide a key landmark nearby for additional geographic reference.Listen carefully and answer any questions as briefly and accurately as possible.CERTWant emergency training through the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program? Email us at [email protected] for more information and class training schedules. Or call (626) 744-7276 to request CERT training.WATER & POWERPasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP) at (626) 744-4673.For water emergencies, call (626) 744-4138.Sign up today for PWP’s Outage Management System to get up-to-date alerts on your phone and by email regarding any power outages, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/OMSTIPS AND SUGGESTIONSOther handy tips and suggestions:Learn how to turn off the gas and water service at your home. Shut off gas immediately if you smell a “rotten egg” odor or here a hissing sound. Keep a turn-off wrench tied to your gas meter. Never turn gas back on once you turn it off—let the Gas Co. or a certified plumber do it and to check for leaks.Water is a precious resource following a disaster. Turn off water at main water valve. Know where your main water valve is; label it and only turn back on after hearing that the local water system is safe for drinking.Make copies of important documents as part of your Go Kits.Consider adding some comfort food and a few basic toys or board games for children in your group.All pets will need their own portable shelters, or crates, litter box for cats, in order to be easily transported and kept near you should you have to evacuate.Make a habit of keeping your vehicles full of gas or fully charged as gas stations and charging sites might not be available.Consider keeping a small amount of cash in your Go Kits as your regular ATM might be unavailable or out of cash and retail stores may not be able to process credit card transactions.As you update and rotate supplies, consider increasing your emergency supplies, as appropriate, with things like extra tarps, tools, tents, a portable generator, toilet kits, large trash bags, fire extinguishers, blankets and heat sources.Add a solar-based charging system to you inventory to keep your cell phones, tablets or other electronic devices charged during extended power outages.MORE INFO / WEB LINKS / SUGGESTIONSOther handy website links and suggestions:FEMA: www.fema.gov / www.ready.gov / www.ready.gov/build-a-kitNational Weather Service, weather updates for the region, www.weather.gov/losangelesAmerican Red Cross, www.redcross.orgPasadena Humane Society, pet-care tips, www.pasadenahumane.org Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Community News Make a comment Subscribe Public Safety Earthquakes are Emergency Preparedness Reminders Sept. 2015 Earthquakes are Important Reminders to be Prepared Now for Disasters and Emergencies Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 11:15 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img

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