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Posted on: February 24, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Get Ready Atherton!

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Today marks the six month anniversary of the devastating earthquake that rocked the Napa Valley area while people were sleeping around 3:40 a.m. Are you prepared for the next event?

The Town, in collaboration with various public safety agencies, is planning a large, interactive public event on March 26, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm in the Pavilion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton to promote disaster preparedness in the Town of Atherton. Did you know that if a major disaster occurs in or around Atherton, we could be on our own without utilities or first responder support for up to one week depending on the size, type and scope of the disaster? Are you ready for such an emergency? We need to “Get Ready” and take personal responsibility for ourselves, our families and pets and our neighborhoods in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

Get Ready Atherton! is a community-wide collaboration hosted by the Town of Atherton to help educate and prepare our residents and their families for a major disaster. The earthquake that hit Napa, California last summer is but one of many good lessons and reasons to be prepared.

Our event will consist of some short informational presentations from public safety officials (Police, Fire, USGS) and then a “trade show” of sorts with tables set up and manned by an array of emergency prep entities, such as emergency equipment/supply vendors, disaster management experts (Red Cross/USGS), utility companies and community groups (ADAPT – Atherton’s civilian neighborhood organizer and trainer), etc., where residents can get additional preparedness information, buy supplies and talk directly to people who can help you get prepared for a potential disaster.

This is a family-oriented event that will include children’s activities, raffles and tools and tips for the entire family. Come get informed, get equipped and Get Ready Atherton! For more information about the event contact Theresa DellaSanta in the City Clerk's Department at or 650-752-0529.

Please save the date. We hope to see you there!

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