Tag: emergency preparedness

Time To Get Your Car Ready For Winter

Car safety is important, especially during the winter season when fog, rain, ice and snow can cause a variety of hazardous driving conditions. Before the winter weather turns frightful, make sure your vehicle can brave the harsh elements.  Now is the time to get your car in tip-top shape and road ready. According to the…

Fire Victims: Don’t Get Burned Twice By Rushing to Rebuild

With the recent spate of wildfires in Northern and Southern California and other catastrophes throughout the country, many people need to repair or rebuild their homes and properties. However, now more than ever, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) urges consumers to be extremely cautious and do your homework before hiring any contractor. “While fire…

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

Disaster can strike at any time without warning. National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an annual nationwide campaign held during the month of September which encourages Americans, including the young, old, people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, to plan ahead.   Initially launched in 2004 as an effort by the federal government…

Drop! Cover! Hold on! During the Great California Shakeout

California is known as “earthquake country” and for good reason. There is an infamous 800 mile long crack otherwise known as the San Andreas Fault that travels along the state from the Salton Sea in the south, to Cape Mendocino in the north. Although earthquakes occur daily in California, many go unnoticed.  While some areas…

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