Water Readiness

EBMUD has a few simple tips that will help you prepare for a time when you might not have water running from your tap. That seems nearly certain, so here are a few: Store enough water to last three to seven days (1-2 gallons per person per day) Be prepared to disinfect additional water supplies... Continue Reading →

It’s About Time (Again)

A quick reminder that we "spring ahead" (we lose an hour of sleep) this weekend. Set your clock ahead one hour on Sunday, March 12. While you're at it, make sure your smoke alarms are working, and check that the batteries have plenty of charge. Ready? Hold your ears and briefly push the Test button.... Continue Reading →

Check Your Batteries

A friendly reminder to check your batteries: Smoke detectors Alarms and doorbells Emergency kit flashlights, radios Backup chargers for cellphones & other mobile tools and equipment Spare batteries (expired?)  

Preparing for a California Winter

That last big storm wasn't all that bad everywhere, but it's not the last of this winter season. The sunny days are a great time for homeowners to take care of┬ásome annual upkeep: Check gutters and drainage systems, remove debris. Collect and properly dispose of heavy leaf falls before storms occur. Remove leaves and debris... Continue Reading →

Driving When a Quake Strikes

Today is The Great ShakeOut: our "scheduled" earthquake drill. At 10:20am, DROP, COVER, & HOLD ON! Hey, what if you're driving? PG&E's guide to Emergency Preparedness covers general as well as electric and gas-related topics. I found this section on being in your car when an earthquake strikes particularly interesting: In your car: Pull your... Continue Reading →

Pacificon 2016

I had a chance to attend this year's Pacificon, the big annual ham radio fest. The sessions were varied: technical, or equipment-based, or focused on emergency communications. Here are my notes and links to the presentations that I attended. Saturday This was my first day at the event. Multiple sessions and a couple of vendor... Continue Reading →

A Slow and Steady Plan

Got these tips from a very informative Program Specialist from Alameda County's Environmental Health Department who generously offered his personal list of emergency planning and preparedness supplies that you can buy over time and with little cost each week. Here's the plan, four weeks at a time: Weeks 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, and 21-24,... Continue Reading →

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