by Ashley Ragus
This month, the CHNC Emergency Readiness Committee hosted Doug Mosher of Oakland Community Preparedness and Response for a meeting on how to get our neighborhood organized and safe! Amidst the recent storms and outages, neighbors were informed of OCP&R’s many readiness guides, including basic strategies to avoid and minimize damages due to natural disasters, such as keeping a fireproof 5-foot perimeter around their homes and building our own Go-Bags and Stay-Boxes.
Neighbors in attendance signed up for the AC Alert System, the countywide text and email alerts system, and signed up to receive and distribute Listos California home safety guides. Additionally, several attendees have applied for the Oakland-wide Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings. The committee looks forward to helping making our neighborhood resilient through disaster awareness, trainings, and group activities! To get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Cleveland Heights Neighborhood Council Meeting will be Tuesday, March 9 at 7pm, check our CHNC website for agenda and Zoom information.