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Great California ShakeOut Preparedness Expo

October 17, 2013, 9 am - 1 pm, Preparedness Fair at Great California ShakeOut Preparedness Expo

Event location:
Great California ShakeOut Preparedness Expo
19503 Normandie Ave
Torrance, CA 90501 (Map)

Contact Person:
Chelsea Levy Ketchum, Walmart, 310-295-3315


Summary:
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and Walmart with support from the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Community and Senior Services (CSS), American Red Cross, and Ready America will be partnering at the Torrance Walmart to educate individuals, families, and persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs about disaster preparedness and the protective measures they need to follow during an earthquake. Nearly 300 Walmart stores located in the states of Alaska, California, and Hawaii are participating in the Great ShakeOut “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake preparedness drill, Thu., Oct. 17, 2013.

Scheduled to be on display at the Torrance Walmart parking lot area will be a Cal OES fire engine, Los Angeles County CSS Adult Protective Services Information Assistance van, and Los Angeles County Operational Area Alternate Emergency Operations Center vehicle. Also, Ready America is providing 50 preparedness kits and will demonstrate how to use them.


Full Description:
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and Walmart with support from the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Community and Senior Services (CSS), American Red Cross, and Ready America will be partnering at the Torrance Walmart to educate individuals, families, and persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs about disaster preparedness and the protective measures they need to follow during an earthquake. Nearly 300 Walmart stores located in the states of Alaska, California, and Hawaii are participating in the Great ShakeOut “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake preparedness drill, Thu., Oct. 17, 2013.
Scheduled to be on display at the Torrance Walmart parking lot area will be a Cal OES fire engine, Los Angeles County CSS Adult Protective Services Information Assistance van, and Los Angeles County Operational Area Alternate Emergency Operations Center vehicle. Also, Ready America is providing 50 preparedness kits and will demonstrate how to use them.
For a complete listing of 2013 Great California ShakeOut events, please access http://shakeout.org, and for additional information on how to prepare for disasters, please go to OEM website at http://lacoa.org and/or Emergency Survival Program website at http://espfocus.org. To register online for the Specific Needs Awareness Planning program, please go tohttps://snap.lacounty.gov or http://lacounty.gov.
For a complete listing of 2013 Great California ShakeOut events, please access http://shakeout.org, and for additional information on how to prepare for disasters, please go to OEM website at http://lacoa.org and/or Emergency Survival Program website at http://espfocus.org. To register online for the Specific Needs Awareness Planning program, please go tohttps://snap.lacounty.gov or http://lacounty.gov.

(On-Site Contacts: Laura Newquist, Cal OES PIO, 916-508-5648 – Cellular
and Chelsea Levy Ketchum for Walmart, 310-295-3315)


©2014 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great California ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!