Volume 8, Issue 77  |  September 26, 2023SubscribeAdvertise

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Disaster preparedness: earthquake awareness

September is National Preparedness Month, serving as a critical reminder that we must be ready year-round to protect our homes, communities, businesses and loved ones from the devastation caused by disasters of all types. The Newport Beach Police Department encourages all community members to get prepared for disasters and the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) has launched the Newport Beach Ready campaign, which offers great resources and guidance. They also recommend starting with these five easy steps to get prepared!

Each Friday this month, we will focus on one of the steps. This week’s step is: earthquake awareness.

–Step 1: Get a kit

–Step 2: Sign-up for alerts

–Step 3: Earthquake awareness

–Step 4: Plan for pets

–Step 5: Get trained

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Courtesy of NBPD

This earthquake preparedness guide shares tips on what to do before, during and after an earthquake. In addition, it shows building assessment notifications after an earthquake to determine if it safe to enter along with a fault lines map.

If you would like additional information, visit the City of Newport Beach’s Disaster Preparedness website, or contact Emergency Services Coordinator Katie Eing at 949.644.3670.

Stay tuned next Friday for how to make a plan for your pets.

Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing series of community information provided by the Newport Beach Police Department.

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