Presentation on theme: "Willard Neighborhood Assoc. Preparedness Training May 20, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Willard Neighborhood Assoc. Preparedness Training May 20, 2009
Earthquake Preparedness Goals Prepare for Major Earthquake Family Home Community With Goal of Health Safety Comfort Survival
Damage Can Be Significant With Minor Earthquake Napa 5.2 Earthquake, 9/3/00
Severe Damage with Moderate Earthquake Loma Prieta 6.9 Earthquake, 10/17/89 60 miles from epicenter r
Catastrophic Damage With Major Earthquake Alaska 9.2 Earthquake, 3/28/64 78 miles from epicenter
Sample of U.S. Earthquakes… EarthquakeMagnitudeCityMiles to Epicenter 1964 – Alaska9.2Anchorage78 1905 - San Francisco7.8San Francisco2 1989 - Loma Preita6.9San Francisco60 2000 – Napa5.2Napa9 Damage from a Hayward Fault earthquake could be catastrophic.
Need to Be Prepared Need to survive for seven days or more before relief from government federal, state, local No one's prepared until everyone's prepared homeowners, renters students, families, seniors Prepare for multiple locations -home, work, commute/car, other locations
Get Ready Now! 1. Fix Hazards in Home (p.20*) 2. Create Disaster Plan (p.22*) 3. Prepare Disaster Kit (p.23*) 4. EQ Retrofit Home/Building (p.24*) 5. Help Create Block / Neighborhood Plan * See USGS Booklet Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
1. Fix Hazards in Home (p. 20) Secure hanging objects soft objects only in key locations closed hooks in other locations Secure and lower objects on shelves putty, wax, gel Secure high furniture, appliances, & electronics straps, fasteners, brackets Strap water heater Latches on cabinets in kitchen Secure gas and water pipes
2. Create Disaster Plan (p.22) Plan 2 evacuation routes out of & from home Plan 3 places to meet: home, nearby, far away Plan who to call outside area Identify safe spots in home Keep shoes and flashlight near bed Practice drop, cover, hold Locate utility valves and have wrench ready Train to use whistle or three knocks if trapped If kids, find out school emergency plans Take training: CPR, First Aid, CERT classes
3. Prepare Disaster Kit (p. 23) Water: 1 gallon per person/day for 7 days refill every year, 4 drops bleach per gallon Food: For 7 days freeze dried keeps up to 20 years Supplies: First aid kit, flashlight(s), light sticks, candles, lantern, whistle, radio, gloves, crowbar, trash bags, tarp/tent, clothes, shoes, blankets, stove, utensils, snack bars, can opener, toilet paper, corded phone Personal Items: copies of vital documents, medications, phone lists, eyeglasses, personal hygiene, cash See WNA Water and Food Supply List
4. Retrofit Home/Building (p. 24) Bolt foundation Install plywood sheer panels in crawl space Brackets & wall plates Replace or brace brick chimney Replace or cap brick foundation Seismic wall upgrade with renovations Seismic upgrade of soft story buildings
5. Start Block Group Organize your block meeting At meeting educate & indentify block committee Committee meet(s) to develop plan Team leaders by function, command center location, extra supplies, special skills, etc. Canvas (& recanvas!) block Educate regarding risk Encourage to order disaster supplies Fill out neighbor information sheet Take Berkeley CERT classes Block party / earthquake practice Meet yearly to expand, refine, and update plan
5. WNA Block Starter Kit Sample meeting flyer PowerPoint slides & video USGS earthquake preparedness booklets Get prepared / what to do flyer Disaster kit order sheet Recommended online suppliers Neighbor information sheet residents, contact info, schools, pets, medical info, valve locations, skills, resources, etc.
5. Support Block Plan Provide Information Sheet to Block Captain(s) residents, contact info, schools, pets, medical info, valve locations, skills, resources Identify elderly or disabled neighbors Identify block command center location Indentify disaster team leaders Buy and store extra supplies Take Berkeley CERT classes: first aid, search and rescue, fire suppression Join block committee Join neighborhood committee
When it happens... 1. Protect yourself during an earthquake 2. Check for injuries and damage 3. Put up OK sign in window (if applicable) 3. When safe continue with family plan 4. Assist neighbors / block / neighborhood 5. Proceed with Block Plan
Next Steps Create family/household plan Order disaster kit supplies (see WNA list) Fill out Neighbor Information Form return to Block Captain(s) Sign up to volunteer with block committee Attend Berkeley training www.getreadyberkeley.org Fire Suppression Light Search & Rescue Disaster First Aid Attend next block meeting
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