Suggestions for Preparing for a Disaster

Join the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, for a Zoom presentation “Ready Your L.A. Neighborhood,” which will explain different ways that residents could prepare for a disaster.  Meeting ID: 434 406 9528 Passcode: 90272

Woman’s Club president Kathy Dunbar Later told Circling the News, “Please let Pacific Palisades residents know they are welcome to attend this event.”

Speaking will be Cristana Gonzalez of Ready LA – Get Prepared and Woman’s Club member KC Soll (who also heads disaster preparedness for the Pacific Palisades Community Council).

Soll and Gonzales will give specific tools and suggestions that one can use if there is a major earthquake, flood or fire that could geographically isolate and strand Palisades residents, cutting them off from all resources.

One specific example is to:

Start an emergency kit

  • Water: 1 gallon per person or pet per day (plan for 3-7 days)
  • Food: 3–7-day supply of non-perishable foods like granola bars, crackers, peanut butter, and canned food (don’t forget a manual can opener!), pet food, and baby formula
  • Battery-operated or hand-crank radio
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Duct tape and plastic sheeting
  • Hygiene supplies, toilet paper, wet wipes, garbage bags
  • Tools: Shut-off wrench for gas lines, hammer, pliers, shovel, axe, hard hat, working gloves
  • Local maps
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Extra clothes and good shoes
  • Medications and spare or old eyeglasses

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