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The GET READY Disaster Preparedness Program is designed to fill three important needs, making it as easy as possible for a household to become prepared for a disaster. These needs are:
1. Disaster Survival Knowledge
2. Emergency Equipment and Supplies
3. Food and Water to Last Three Days
Why have an emergency reserve?
Common sense tells us that being prepared is a necessity. The geography of Marin, an easily isolated peninsula, makes our communities particularly vulnerable to isolation in time of a major disaster. Add to that the fact that most of our government employees, especially first responders such as firefighters, paramedics and police officers, live outside of Marin and getting here could take hours or days. Aid from county, state and federal agencies will be delayed when a large scale disaster requires spreading resources over the entire Bay Area, as was demonstrated during Hurricane Katrina. We have to be self-sufficient. You owe it to your family. You owe it to your community.
This project is supported by US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY2007 Homeland Security Grant #97.008 awarded by the State of California Office of Homeland Security (OHS). The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of DHS.