Disaster Preparedness News

Disaster Preparedness News & Information (all past news entries can be found in the Library/Archives)

Posted 11/8/2017: Disaster Preparedness Event at St. Luke Church

Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 PM St. Luke Church, 10 Bayview Dr., San Rafael Personnel & handouts from the San Rafael Fire and Police Departments, FireSafeMarin, CERT, ReadyMarin, MMWD, PG&E and others Learn how to keep your family and your home safe! Sponsored by the Loch Lomond Homeowners ... [Read more ...]

Posted 9/25/15: S.R. Police Dept Changes Notification System

The San Rafael Police Department has made changes in the way they send press releases, newsletters, and emergency alert notifications. If you are subscribed to their press release or newsletter notifications, you do not need to do anything. Your email address has been imported to the new system.  The notifications will ... [Read more ...]

Posted 9/23/15: Marin County Emergency Notification System

The Marin County Sheriff's Department has implemented an improved countywide emergency alert system called AlertMarin . New Emergency Notification System Upgrade If you live, work or go to school in Marin County and are 18 and over, you may now register your cell phone or VoIP (voice over internet protocol) ... [Read more ...]

October 11, 2014: The Great California Shake Out is on October 16,2014

Are You Prepared? With 37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. Earthquakes are an inevitable part of California’s future, and we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. Join millions of Californians in the Great California Shakeout at ... [Read more ...]

September 3, 2014: Marin County Drought Restrictions

From the Marin Municipal Water District: The reservoirs are currently at 92% of average storage for this date and 67% of capacity. Consumption is down 14% this week vs. this same week last year. Please be aware of the new water restrictions effective August 19. The MMWD Board of Directors' ... [Read more ...]

September 3, 2014: Goats Work to Reduce Fire Hazard

Our fire prevention minded goats from Goats R Us are moving to the Peacock Point and Peacock Court neighborhood today.  The goats will be eating up hazardous brush and fire fuel and improving our safety measures for homes near the open space. Goat grazing is an ecologically and economically sustainable management tool for ... [Read more ...]

June 5, 2014: FLOOD ZONES: FEMA in Marin - 3 Meetings re new map

Comment & appeal period began today, June 4 and ends September 2, 2014. If you are potentially in a current or future flood zone along Pt. San Pedro Road, this could be of great importance to you. For more info, see this S.R. Dept. of Public Works announcement and/or call 473-3755.

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January 23, 2013: Marin IJ Article

COUNTY Cellphone alert system launched Emergency program augments existing landline notifications

By Nels Johnson Marin IJ 1/23/13 8:15 AM

Marin County is launching a new emergency alert cellphone system that could be a life-­‐saver.

In the event of fire, flood, tsunami, earthquake or other emergency, the program will augment an ...

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July 6, 2006: 70 THINGS TO EXPECT IN A DISASTER

By Lt. Dan Blackston, Chula Vista Police Department The following list of seventy things to expect is not offered as a prediction of doom. Although most of the items are negative, this is a realistic list of problem areas that we can expect to face in a disaster. Recognizing that ... [Read more ...]