MULTI-HAZARD EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EXPO San Clemente Commmunity Center Saturday, May (tbd), 2011 Noon - 3pm
Get prepared, for details go to: san-clemente.org
Are you able to help in case of crisis? Make a difference volunteer/get training/donate: redcross.org
Calm before the Storm - Help your community get Ready! Beach Cities South Orange County Coast - Experience It - Multi Hazard Event Training in May- Original Seascape Painting by Barb Ross
As some of you have experienced, one of the most frightening and destructive acts of nature is a severe earthquake and its unknown and disastrous effects.
Earthquakes can strike suddenly, violently, and without warning at any time of the day or night. If an earthquake occurs in a populated area, it may cause many deaths and injuries and extensive property damage.
Wave Action " Identify safe places inside and outside - develop a communication network! Watch the Weather and Calm the Mind Original Oil Painting "the Wedge" by Lieschen Rypel
Dense Fog "Sound Your Horn" Boat Safety Awareness by Lieschen Rypel
Personally, I have experienced several very scary eqrthquakes that were terribly frightening. From my own experience and discussion with others, we really had no guarantee of safety during the earthquake. However, based on these experiences, it has helped us identify potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning may save your life and your loved ones and significantly reduce injuries and property damage.
Desert Dust Storm Wind Action "Protect Yourself from Airborne Exposure" Art Expression Mixed Media Painting by Barb Ross
Prevent Fire before an Earthquake - Check hazards in the Home! Original Painting " the Fire Came Out" by Amanda Cameron
Remember: an Earthquake is violently moving everthing on the ground including the ocean! If you are near the ocean, it may create enormous wave action called tsunamis or create liquifaction that can literally sift enything on the sand and swallow it up. (this happened in San Clemente in the 80's when the concession stand, lifeguard station and swing set at the end of our cul-de-sac at North Beach literally disappeared)
KNOW WHERE TO GO IF YOU ARE IN A DESIGNATED TSUNAMI ZONE
Avalanche " Have Disaster Supplies on Hand" Winter Retreat Safe House by Maria Hanxleden
TRENDS ARE GUIDES FOR OUR FUTURE
The number of natural disasters appears to be on the rise: from 200 a year between 1987-97 a ten year span to over 400 a year between 2000-2006 a six year span. Consequently, floods are occurring more often, and affecting a larger land area. Large scale disasters — like the 2003 heat wave in Europe and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are also happening with greater frequency. The internationally recognized authority on global warming, the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the carbon dioxide that's already in the atmosphere may cause the climate to change for the next 40-80 years and that more natural disasters are inevitable.
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