Are You Prepared?
Source: Montecito Fire Protection District
On July 4, 2019 a 6.4 foreshock struck Ridgecrest, California. It was followed by the mainshock, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the same region on July 5, 2019. Here in Montecito, several members of our community felt both earthquakes; fortunately, we received no reports of injuries or damage.
These two large events serve as important reminders that we live in an earthquake-prone area and need to be prepared. Please take a moment to navigate over to https://www.fema.gov/earthquake where you can find important information about earthquake preparation and safety before, during, and after an event.
If you are interested in hands-on training, please join us for community preparedness presentations from the Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group (MERRAG). These occur every second Thursday of each month at Montecito Fire Station 1, 595 San Ysidro Road. This month’s training is on July 11, 2019 from 10:00 am to noon and the topic is Light Search and Rescue.
For more information on emergency preparedness please contact Joyce Reed at 805-969-7762.