|A go-kit is a backpack or duffle with survival items for each person|
|Written by Dave Lacey South Coast Tsunami Outreach and Don Kendell, Curry County Emergency Services|
|April 13, 2011 05:00 am|
Editor’s note: This is the third and final entry in a series of public forums regarding tsunami/earthquake preparedness in Curry County. The previous submissions were published on Page 5A in the March 26 and April 6 issues.
If you don’t have an after- event plan make one. What if you are separated from your family in another town when an earthquake and then a major local tsunami hits? Some bridges have collapsed, cell towers are down, the power is out, landslides have ruined most of the highways and many city roads. Simply put, you are separated from your family for days or more. Make a plan and get your go-kits ready. It’s as simple as getting prepared and making the choice to sink or swim. Take a class from the Red Cross, learn about Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), participate in a Map Your Neighborhood event, talk to your friends and family. What we need to do is foster a culture of preparedness.
For questions contact: Don Kendall, 541-247-3208 or Dave Lacey, 541-373-0487.