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Winter Community Meeting

Located in a favored pub/eatery, Red Leprechaun Wed. Jan 23rd from 7pm-8:30pm. Where is Red Leprechaun? Corner of Anaheim and Termino, 4000 E. Anaheim. Thank you Tracy!

  • Josh from LB Public Library – what’s new….some terrific and smart programs
  • Jake from City CERT program – how neighborhoods prepare for disaster.

Anticipating that some residents may want to host a block party to kick off their disaster planning – city applications will be on hand. We have reached out to our residents and our non-profits/faith based communities to attend. We need to develop not only awareness but reliance on each other.

“…..findings show that ambulances and firetrucks and government aid are not the principal ways most people survive during — and recover after — a disaster. His data suggest that while official help is useful — in clearing the water and getting the power back on in a place such as New Orleans after Katrina, for example — government interventions cannot bring neighborhoods back, and most emergency responders take far too long to get to the scene of a disaster to save many lives. Rather, it is the personal ties among members of a community that determine survival during a disaster, and recovery in its aftermath.”

The Forces were Against Us

We had to cancel our #AlarmYourself2 #IDigFeelingSafe street action Wed. Jan 16th. We really wanted to be out there and waited until mid morning but it looked as though the storm would just be on top of us from 2pm-5pm. Once we CANCELLED it….the rain of course moderated during that time. HOWEVER we will hold it in the near future once we check extended radar and the Farmer’s Almanac.

We learned a lot in preparing for this – first and foremost, many many people were very interested and wanted to participate. So many that it was hard to notify them once the decision to CANCEL was made. So apologies to those that we missed. But we will establish the go-to spot for up-to-date notices when we reschedule. Always check our FB and Twitter.

In the mean time – get and stay prepared. Danielle compiled smart apps and items that you may not be aware of. Continue reading The Forces were Against Us