It’s a new month, San Leandro!
September is National Preparedness Month! This year’s theme is “You Can Be the Hero.” The more prepared you are, the more likely you can save a life — preparedness is an individual responsibility.
Disasters can affect many people and a wide area such as an earthquake, or disasters can affect less people and a smaller area such as a windstorm that knocks down power lines, blocking streets and making it difficult for repair crews to restore power for many days.
Don’t ignore these facts and hope for the best. Take action to help yourself and the people you love.
1) Build an emergency kit. A disaster supply kit for you and your family should have basic items such as food, water and other supplies that will last at least 72 hours after a disaster. For more information about how to build an emergency kit, visit: http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
2) Make a plan. When a disaster strikes, you and your family may not be together, so it is important to have a pre-plan in place. For more information about disaster plans, visit: http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
3) Stay informed: Sign up for local alerts via Nixle and Code Red before a disaster strikes. The City of San Leandro will utilize these notification services, along with Facebook, Twitter and 1610 am to keep residents informed when a disaster strikes. For more information about San Leandro Police Department’s notification systems, visit: http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/services
It’s not too late to get ready San Leandro!