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Disaster prep will be focus of 3 events


by Eloy Gomez

GRF safety/emergency coordinator

Fall is ShakeOut time—the time of year when state, county and city officials urge Californians to prepare for natural and manmade disasters.

You have three great opportunities to plan and prepare for disasters this fall. First, everyone is welcome to participate in the great ShakeOut on Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m. Residents are encouraged to practice home evacuations, plan and check on emergency survival supplies, replenish and update emergency contacts and replace expired items.

The second opportunity is the annual Emergency Preparedness Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, in Clubhouse 2.

Minibus service will be available throughout the event.

Face masks will be required to enter this event.

Several emergency preparedness supply vendors will be there so residents can purchase items for their survival kits and/or “grab n go” bags.

In addition to the vendors, there will be displays by Leisure World service clubs, face painting, live music, barbecue and much more.

The third opportunity will be Nov. 7, when daylight saving time ends and clocks are turned back an hour. It’s a good time for people to check their fire extinguishers and smoke alarm batteries.

Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.

Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these events.

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