Did you lose power during the recent ice and snow storm? Some neighbors were out for a long time, others only saw their lights blip momentarily.
What if the power was out for days? Certainly not unheard of, up here on the Hill. Then think about what if the power was off for a month or more. And no phone service, no water from the well, and no way to get down the hill to the store due to landslides.
That’s the possible scenario we’d be faced with following the “Big One,” according to Barry Newman, a team leader NET for the nearby Westside Heights neighborhood. Speaking at the Skyline Grange on Dec. 7, Barry went through in some detail what people should do to prepare themselves to shelter in place following a major natural disaster.
SRN wants to help our neighborhood plan and prepare by posting information on our website, in the Ridge Runner, and on the Newsline. On this website, there is now a dedicated section on Emergency Preparedness. There are detailed summaries from the “Big One” lecture series at the Grange, and notes will be added following each session. We will also add links and practical info from state and local agencies. If you know of other useful info resources as we build our emergency prep archive, please send us the link.