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Doing a little every day can have a big impact

Berkeley, California (Friday, September 01, 2017) - Prepare for earthquakes and other disasters in September by attending a workshop, participating in preparedness events or doing tasks at home to help you when a disaster occurs.

These events and tasks, spread daily over the course of the month, are intended to give Berkeleyans opportunities to prepare. You can spend as little as five minutes or as much as several hours.

What matters is doing as much as you can. Preparedness does not have to be a daunting or expensive process. 

These tasks, organized by the City of Berkeley's Public Health Emergency Preparedness unit and Office of Emergency Services, include an educational presentation on Tuesday, September 5th at the Berkeley Public Library's Main Branch.

Emergency Preparedness Presentation
Tuesday, September 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Main Branch Berkeley Library
2090 Kittredge Street 
Berkeley, CA 94704 

This workshop will include information about how to respond, what disasters are most common, what to do to prepare and how to respond when they happen. You'll also learn about City resources that you can take advantage of.

If you live, work, play, or pray in Berkeley, take part in the many self-directed activities, classes, and learning opportunities available throughout Berkeley in the month of September. 

Activities listed on Berkeley's National Preparedness Month Calendar include:

  • Ways to build your disaster kit by visiting Ace Hardware on September 7th from 3-5pm or Mi Tierra Foods on September 8th from 1-3pm
  • Visiting the Berkeley Ready booth at Solano Stroll on September 10th to receive preparedness resources and prizes
  • Attending a preparedness class at Sports Basement in Berkeley on September 16th from 11am-1pm
  • And MUCH more!

When you complete or are doing any of the preparedness tasks, use the hashtag #BerkeleyReady and we'll retweet the best ones. Let's build momentum for preparedness!  

The city's goal is to reduce barriers and fears about what it takes to prepare. Preparing for a disaster can be very effective even if it's done in small doses. Start or improve during this month of activities!

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