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Evacuation Tips

The recent wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and other counties with their associated fatalities and loss of homes reminds us to be ready to evacuate on extremely short notice. Lamorinda CERT, in conjunction with Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement, has prepared a listing of Evacuation Tips. Get ready now, download and keep these tips handy for the unlikely but real possibility that you will have to evacuate with only a few minutes notice.

Wildfire notifications

The wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties remind us of the critical need to receive telephone alerts as early as possible so that we can evacuate before the fire overwhelms us. As more and more people drop their landline telephones and rely solely on cell phones, it is imperative that your cell phones be registered so that the alerting agencies can contact you.

To sign up for alerts to be sent to your cell phones do both:
Contra Costa Community Warning System: https://cwsalerts.com/registration/
Local jurisdictions: Text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for local mobile alerts

To learn more about getting prepared for a wildfire, go to: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

Disaster Food Tasting Results

On Monday evening, August 14, 2017, we again held a tasting of 25 year storage foods. The results were tallied. Here’s what our members thought.

August 2017 Tally