Disaster Preparedness Workshop to Shake Up Santa Monica’s Main Library
Whether you live in a house, a condo or an apartment in Santa Monica, being prepared for a potential disaster is of the utmost importance especially in earthquake-prone Southern California. If you don’t feel confident that you would know what to do in the event of an emergency, there’s a chance to get educated on Saturday.
From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., a One-Stop Disaster-Prep Shop will be held in the North Entry Courtyard of Santa Monica’s Main Library at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. (For those newly acquainted with the city, the Main Library is very close to NMS‘s apartments for lease at 1422 on 6th, 1422 on 7th and 1432 on 7th.)
At the workshop which will be co-presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Emergency Management you will be able to obtain a new disaster-preparation kit or add supplies to your existing one. Also, staff will be available to field questions about disaster readiness.
Unfortunately, Santa Monica has something of a track record when it comes to disasters. In 1994, multiple areas in the city including many Santa Monica apartments and houses, Saint John’s Health Center and St. Monica Catholic Church were damaged by the Northridge earthquake. More recently, Santa Monica was shaken a couple of times this summer by shallow temblors that were based in Beverly Hills.