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Lake County, Calif., Makes Disaster Preparedness Easy

The Lake County Office of Emergency Services launched a one-stop public webpage for residents to obtain information on preparedness, response, and recovery from disasters, including how to make a plan and where to get alerts.

(TNS) - Office of Emergency Services announced the launch of It is a one-stop public webpage to obtain preparedness, response and recovery information.

All hazard preparedness is important for Lake County residents said Leah Sautelet, Office of Emergency Services manager. "Small steps can make a large impact during an emergency," she said, Friday, in an email blast. "Fire, law and emergency services are dedicated to life and property protection during an emergency and individual preparedness ensures resources are available to respond to the most critical needs."

Wildfire, earthquake, flood and extreme weather are examples of hazards that could impact the area, Sautelet explained. However, being prepared for these involve some of the above steps, she went on:

1. To get Alerts, residents need to register for LakeCoAlerts (and remember each city operates their own alert and warning platforms).

2. Know Your Zone, a specific geographic area where disaster coded locales, within the county, where resident warnings are directed to inform that a particular zone is in clear and present danger.

3. Make a plan, which is supposed to be completed long before a disaster hits.

4. Prepare your home, doing such things a defensible space, such as clearing vegetation away from immediately in front of home and other structures on property as well as away from power lines. Yet, also do home hardening, such as replacing roofs with fire resistant materials and likewise with flammable siding, with fire resistant material.

5. Know your neighbors and community by obtaining their contact information.

6. Remain vigilant, preparation often requires periodic maintenance.

Links to social media, weather forecasts, road conditions and community resources are included on the page, Sautelet added. And in addition there's interactive children's activities. Contact links included on the page can be used to make suggestions for additional topics and information that the public would find helpful, she noted.


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