Cold Snap, Wildfires, Earthquakes: How Prepared Is San Diego?
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Aired 1/7/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Holly Crawford, Director, San Diego County Office of Emergency Services
Jeff Murdock, City of Carlsbad, Coordinator, Community Emergency Response Team, CERT
The central and eastern parts of the U.S. are currently enduring a weather emergency. Extreme cold and heavy snowfall are causing potential life-threatening conditions in several areas. Luckily, San Diegans don't have to worry about frostbite and frozen roads, but we have our own emergencies to prepare for such as earthquakes and wildfires. So, are San Diegans prepared?
This week, a group of volunteers are gathering in Carlsbad for emergency response training in the event of a small or large-scale emergency. CERT is a program offered in a number of cities across the county.
CERT Team Info
Contact numbers for Community Emergency Response Teams in San Diego County.
Meanwhile, the County of San Diego County has updated its emergency application to help San Diegans prepare for the next emergency and to get up-to-date information when the next disaster strikes.