Our Neighborhoods and El Nino

Hope you’re all having a great weekend.

The most recent power outage taught us a lot about preparing for emergencies. Many of our neighbors were unable to boil water, get their car out of their garage or simply power their cell phones. Some did not even have batteries for their flashlights. Whether you have medication that needs to stay refrigerated or family members that need to be communicated with, you should be prepared for the next outage.

This winter is projected to have one of the harshest El Nino’s in years. We are certain to have downed trees, power lines and flooding. There are many simple steps you can take to be prepared. Attached is a great resource for homeowner’s flood prevention and response. Here is a link to 28 things to do to prepare for El Niño rains this season:

http://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-el-nino-20151017-story.html

In the event that cell towers go down and standard communication is lost your Community Emergency Response Team will man the emergency response containers in your neighborhood. For Del Monte Beach our container is at the Tot Lot on Spray Avenue. We have radios that communicate with the city fire, police and rescue departments. If you or a neighbor has an emergency and the phones are out please visit your emergency response container and we will help. We are also stocked with medical and emergency supplies. We urge you to have your own supplies as well.

Please reach out with any questions or comments. The time to prepare is now.

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