Library partners with county on emergency preparedness series

Submitted by kgore on January 6, 2020 - 1:46pm
  • Emergency Preparedness: Sonoma Ready Series

Are you ready for Sonoma County’s next disaster? Learn what you need in your emergency kit, create a solid evacuation plan and establish your sources of information and community support system by attending classes at your local library. Beginning in January 2020, the Sonoma County Library is hosting the Emergency Preparedness: Sonoma Ready Series to spread the message of emergency preparedness to members of the community. The series is a collaboration with the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management and Listos—a grass-roots disaster preparedness program—and will be held at 12 Sonoma County Library branches, giving residents across the county the chance to participate.

“Sonoma County residents understand they need to get prepared for disaster; these classes will give them an opportunity to learn what to do to be sure they can stay safe and keep their families safe during the next power outage, fire, earthquake or whatever comes our way,” said Dr. Nancy Brown, Community Preparedness Program Manager at the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management.

Each branch will host three separate classes on topics relating to emergency preparedness: Emergency Kits and Go Bags, Family Planning (and your pets, too!), and Sources of Information and Community Support.

Classes are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. throughout 2020, excepting Northwest Santa Rosa Library, which will hold classes from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sonoma Ready Series events are free and open to all. The series is made possible by the Measure Y sales tax, the community’s investment in free public libraries.

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