Tag: natural disasters

Residents learn emergency preparedness in free special CERT class

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In the wake of back-to-back deadly fire seasons, Martinez’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be giving residents two opportunities to learn how to prepare for emergencies, said Brian Lindblom, Martinez CERT director. “As we saw with the recent Paradise Fire and last year’s Napa and Sonoma County fires, when the event […]

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Key ingredients for flood preparation: Sandbags, plastic, and hundreds of boots on the ground

Key ingredients for flood preparation: Sandbags, plastic, and hundreds of boots on the ground

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a summer of non-stop fires, the threat of heavy winter rain poses a risk to California communities. State agencies warn charred landscapes could leave neighborhoods vulnerable to heavy rains and mudslides. When and if those rains hit, the California Conservation Corps is prepared to be the state’s “boots on the ground” to respond to […]

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