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  1. “Let’s Be Ready” in Richmond Monique C. Williams PH.D October 24, 2010

  2. Disasters That Can Happen Right Here in Richmond and the Surrounding Communities. Earthquakes

  3. Flooding Fires City of Richmond. Retrieved on November 14, 2010 from http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx

  4. Hazardous Materials & Terrorist Acts affecting our air, food & water supply • EPA Toxic Release Inventory: 2007 California Report. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://www.epa.gov/region/toxic/tri/report/07/CalStateReport-2007.pdf

  5. Disaster Impact • No Power • No Heat • No Water • Emergency Help Unavailable • Unable to Contact Family • Need First Aid • House Damaged; Unable to Return • Injuries, Loss of Life

  6. Now is the time to get Ready!!

  7. 3 Actions For Emergency Preparedness • 1. Make a Plan • 2. Get a Kit • 3. Be Informed • ARCBA. American Red Cross Bay Area. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from www.redcrossbayarea.org

  8. Choose An Out-Of–Area Contact Choose Two Meeting Places 1. Right outside your home 2. Outside of your neighborhood Step 1: Make a Plan

  9. Step 1: Make a Plan • Include your pets in your plan • Know the plans of places where you and your loved ones spend time workplace, children’s school, etc. • Review and practice plans with all family members • NERT. Neighborhood Emergency Response Team: San Francisco Fire Department, 2010 Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from sffdnert@sfgov.org

  10. Prepare to meet your OWN needs for: at least three days THINK of items YOU’LLNEED. Dr. MattSpringer, 2010. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://homepage.mac.com/matthew/springer/earthquake/man.html STEP 2: GET A KIT

  11. RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES Step 2: Build a Kit MAKE YOUR KIT YOUR OWN! • Water-1gal/person/day • Food-no refrigeration, no cooking, no added water, • nutritious, tasty; can-opener • Flashlight & extra batteries • Radio & extra batteries • First Aid Kit • Medications • Hygiene & sanitation supplies • Warm Clothes, sturdy shoes, gloves • Important Documents • Special items-contact information, diapers (ARCBA) American Red Cross Bay Area. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from www.redcrossbayarea.org http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06000.html http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/caphi/Pages/default.aspx http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/ChildMaltreatmentPrevention.aspx

  12. Additional items to consider Step 2: Build a Kit Matt Springer's talk, Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country • Items to consider having in your emergency kit: • food, water (3-7 days)can opener, utensils first aid kitspare shirt, pantswork glovescash (small bills)- Merchant may be unable to make changeemergency blankets (foil)hand warmerswater purification tabletsradio/flashlight (battery-hand crank-solar)spare batteries light stickswhistle- To alert others of your locationpocket knife paper padmarking penduct tape- Used to tape notices to your door if leaving the area Ziploc bagsrain ponchosvitamins and personal medications“personal sanitary supplies”spare eyeglassespet suppliesphone card numberout-of-town contact infolandlord contact info

  13. STORE YOUR SUPPLIES • At Home Step 2: Build a Kit • At Work • In Your Car

  14. Step 3: Be Informed INFORMATION SOURCESStep 2: Be Informed • Television • Radio • NOAA Weather Station • Internet • Printed Notices • Telephone/TXT Messaging • Local Emergency Warning System • Person to Person

  15. Tune In Step 2: Be Informed Local Bay Area Radio and TV Stations for Emergency Updates RADIO • KNBR (680 AM) • KCBS (740 AM) • KGO (810 AM) • KQED (88.5 FM) • KSJO (92.3 FM) TV • KCRT Television (TCI Cable) - Channel 25, 17 or 57 depending on area • Channel 4 (NBC) • Channel 5 (CBS) • Channel 9 (PBS) • Contra Costa Television (CCTV) - Channel 10, 18, 19 or 27 depending on

  16. Additional Richmond Resources Richmond Emergency Action Community Teams (REACT) REACT is a FREE program offered by the Fire Department • Contact the REACT program at 510-620-6866 • Outside the City of Richmond, it is referred to as CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) • REACT. Richmond Emergency Action Community Teams. 2010. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=339

  17. Additional Richmond Resources Outdoor Warning System • In case of an emergency or disaster sirens will be activated • 40 sirens located throughout Richmond and the surrounding areas • Tested weekly, Wednesdays at 11am • CCH. Emergency Notification for Contra Costa County Retrieved on October 10, 2010 fromhttp://cchealth.org/groups/hazmat/iso_faq_emergency_notification.php

  18. Additional Richmond Resources Cell Phone Alert • To Register for the Cell Phone Alert Program simply go to http://cws.cccounty.us and enter your cell phone number and zip code selections.  • CWS. Community Warning System for The City of Richmond. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=331

  19. Additional Richmond Resources • www.redcrossbayarea.org • www.prepare.org • American Red Cross Bay Area (888) 4-HELP-BAY

  20. DISASTER SUPPLIES • Go to www.redcrossshop.org • www.disastersuppliesusa.com • Buy disaster supplies from the American Red Cross and receive a 20% discount on online purchases.

  21. Important points to remember • Be Prepared • Make a Plan • Make a Kit • Be Informed • Additional Resources in Richmond

  22. “Let’s Be Ready” in Richmond Thank you kindly for your time Monique C. Williams PH.D

  23. References • (ARCBA) American Red Cross Bay Area. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from www.redcrossbayarea.org • ABAG Earthquakes and Hazard Maps Information. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://quake.abag.ca.gov/ • City of Richmond. Retrieved on November 14, 2010 from http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx • The Fire and Human Impact. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://www.csulb.edu/~djeffrey/hazards/human_impact.html • EPA Toxic Release Inventory: 2007 California Report. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://www.epa.gov/region/toxic/tri/report/07/CalStateReport-2007.pdf • NERT. Neighborhood Emergency Response Team: San Francisco Fire Department, 2010 Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from sffdnert@sfgov.org • Dr. Matt Springer, 2010. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://homepage.mac.com/matthewlspringer/earthquake/main.html • REACT. Richmond Emergency Action Community Teams. 2010. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=339 • CCH. Emergency Notification for Contra Costa County Retrieved on October 10, 2010 fromhttp://cchealth.org/groups/hazmat/iso_faq_emergency_notification.php • CWS. Community Warning System for The City of Richmond. Retrieved on October 10, 2010 from http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=331