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From SF Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/mayor-lee-urges-disaster-preparedness-28th-anniversary-loma-prieta-earthquake/

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Fifth-grade students take cover during an earthquake drill at St. Finn Barr Catholic School, a private school in the Sunnyside neighborhood. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

By Examiner Staff on October 17, 2017 10:32 am

Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday, the 28th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, urged San Francisco residents to always be ready for disaster like a major earthquake to strike.
The quake, which struck Oct. 17, 1989, killed 63 people in Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz, damaged 12,000 homes and 2,600 businesses, and caused an estimated $6 billion in damage.

“As we mark the 28th year anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake today and reflect on the continuing tragedies of the North Bay fires, now, more than ever, we must work together to ensure that our communities are prepared for the occurrence of a major event,” the mayor said in a statement.

“Since the 1989 earthquake, San Francisco has engaged in an expansive undertaking to retrofit and rehabilitate our critical infrastructure. We have strengthened our buildings, homes, bridges and emergency response centers to make them more resilient, secure and durable.

“Still, we must always be prepared for the worst, which is why we are urging our residents to have an emergency plan in place and disaster supply kits in their homes. For more information on how to prepare for the next major event, individuals can visit www.sf72.org, San Francisco’s one-stop resource guide for disaster preparedness.
“In recent months, we have seen how tragedy can strike at any moment and render unthinkable consequences, affecting cities and towns across the world. We must be ready here in San Francisco.”   (more…)

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Groundwater Supply Project

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Groundwater has long been an essential part of our state’s water supply. Most Californians depend on it, and have been doing so safely for generations. Read more about how SFPUC is using groundwater in SF’s supply: http://sfwater.org/localwater


Are You Prepared?

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Ensure you have essential supplies and have a plan with your loved ones so you know what to do in an emergency. Test your emergency preparedness IQ in our quiz and share your results to win a I ♥ SF water bottle! http://sfwater.polldaddy.com/s/emergency-preparedness-1        (more…)

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UPDATE Feb 17: you can still start this training course and make up the missed class later — just come to the next class on Thursday Feb 23.

San Francisco’s NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team) program is a great program which teaches neighbors like you to help yourself and others in the event of a major earthquake or catastrophe. You will learn light search and rescue, how to shut off utilities, do triage, and very basic first aid. It’s a fun class, and a great way to meet your neighbors and help your fellow San Franciscans in a disaster.

Sunnyside’s upcoming NERT training course is now scheduled for six sessions: February 16, 23, & March 2, 16, 23, 30. SNA president and firefighter Stephen Martinpinto will be leading the course. There is still time to sign up — here is where to do it:

source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nert-training-south-beach-tickets-29263717567

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San Francisco’s NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team) program is a great program which teaches neighbors like you to help yourself and others in the event of a major earthquake or catastrophe. You will learn light search and rescue, how to shut off utilities, do triage, and very basic first aid. It’s a fun class, and a great way to meet your neighbors and help your fellow San Franciscans in a disaster.

Sunnyside’s upcoming NERT classes are now scheduled. SNA president and firefighter Stephen Martinpinto will be leading the course. Details and links to sign up:

source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nert-training-south-beach-tickets-29263717567

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[Update Feb 2017: Find out about upcoming NERT classes in Sunnyside here: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/sunnyside-nert-classes-now-open-for-registration-on-eventbrite.]

We have all heard it before — a few gallons of water, a radio, cans of food, and the rest — the things we are supposed to store in event of that earthquake (or other disaster) everyone knows is due in the Bay Area. But there is more to real neighborhood preparedness.

San Francisco’s NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team) program is a great program which teaches neighbors like you to help yourself and others in the event of a major earthquake or catastrophe. You will learn light search and rescue, how to shut off utilities, do triage, and very basic first aid. It’s a fun class, and a great way to meet your neighbors and help your fellow San Franciscans in a disaster.

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association’s president, Stephen Martinpinto is a NERT instructor. He is currently inviting Sunnysiders to let him know if they are interested in becoming part of a future training. Write Steve at sunnyside.president@gmail.com or text him at (760) 271-1877.

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