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Disaster Preparedness Workshops

To learn more about how you can prepare for an emergency and put together your emergency go-bag - visit the Nature Center on the weekends between 1pm and 6pm at 30 Harkins Slough road or - email leonardo.cruz@cityofwatsonville.org to schedule an emergency preparedness workshop or - call (831) 768 3165

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The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. Discuss these ideas with your family, then prepare an emergency plan. Post the plan where everyone will see it - on the refrigerator or bulletin board.

Additional Information


For additional information about how to prepare for hazards in your community, contact the County Office of Emergency Services at 831-454-2282, and the American Red Cross Chapter at 831-462-2281.

Federal Emergency Management Agency


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross are pleased to provide you with this information. FEMA's Emergency Public Information Program and the American Red Cross's Disaster Education program are nationwide efforts to increase the ability of citizens to respond. For more information contact the County Office of Emergency Services at 831-454-2282, your local American Red Cross Chapter at 831-462-2881, or visit the FEMA website.

Write to FEMA


FEMA
P.O. Box 70274
Washington, DC 20024
Request Item Number 8-0908 "Are You Ready," H-34

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