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Anaheim Encourages Residents to Participate in National Preparedness Month
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 1, 2009) - September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Anaheim is encouraging its residents, businesses and visitors to take the opportunity to review personal emergency procedures as well as attend free educational and informative workshops offered this month in Anaheim.

Many Anaheim residents have experienced emergency operations, and they know the time to prepare is in advance. To better prepare yourself and your family, the following free workshops will offer valuable information on disaster preparedness, earthquake faults and new technologies, and flu preparedness and Influenza A H1N1. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve a seat at the seminars by calling 714-765-6951, or register online at www.anaheim.net/disasterpreparedness, under Preparedness Seminars.

Disaster Preparedness Seminar
Presented By: Deputy Chief Scott Berg, Anaheim Fire Department

Thursday, September 10th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St. in Anaheim

Deputy Fire Chief Scott Berg will kick-off National Preparedness Month 2009 with an overview of recent and current disasters affecting Anaheim. Chief Berg will cover all hazards and disasters, how the city is prepared and responds in the event of an emergency, and ways that you can be ready.

Local Earthquake Faults and New Technologies Seminar
Presented By: Dr. Jim Goltz, California Emergency Management Agency

Thursday, September 17th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St. in Anaheim

Dr. Goltz will explain in depth the seismic activity of the Southern California faults, while paying particular interest to those fault lines most likely to impact the City of Anaheim. He will also cover earthquake safety and exciting developments in early detection technologies.

Flu Preparedness and Influenza A H1N1 Seminar
Presented By: The Orange County Health Care Agency

Tuesday, September 29th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St. in Anaheim

New information is emerging daily on the Influenza A H1N1 Pandemic 2009. Now is time to learn how best to prevent the spread of the influenza virus. The Orange County Health Care Agency will address the newest information and guidance from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Build-a-Kit at Farmer’s Market
Every Thursday in September,from Noon- 8:00 p.m.
Farmer’s Market, located at Center Street Promenade

Anaheim’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) will host a booth every Thursday in September. Come meet the city’s volunteers and learn more about how to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency. Emergency kits and supplies are available for purchase to make or update your kits for your home, office and car. Ready-to-go 3-day kits are available for as little as $10.

If building your own preparedness kit, recommended supplies include water, canned food, a battery powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle, dust or filter masks, wrench or pliers, can opener, and empty garbage bags.

To further assist in keeping Anaheim residents, businesses and visitors connected and informed of time-sensitive city information, the City introduced Anaheim Alert earlier this year. Anaheim Alert is an opt-in text-based community notification system, which includes information related to unplanned road closures, power outages, event venue traffic congestion, fires, and natural disasters. Users can choose from among the message categories in order to customize their account according to interest, location and need. With Anaheim Alert, messages and updates can immediately be sent to a large audience of users notifying them of important information.

Signing up for Anaheim Alert is simple. The first step is to log on to www.AnaheimAlert.net, , and follow the prompts to self-subscribe to e-mail, text messages, or both. In addition, anyone may also sign up for the service by texting the word “register” to 311ANA (311262). Please note that standard text messaging charges apply. The City’s Web site, www.anaheim.net, also has a link to Anaheim Alert.

For more information please visit www.anaheim.net.

Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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