Disaster Preparedness Exercise, Feb. 9th, 2017

How prepared are you?

If disaster strikes, do you know how well prepared you are to handle it?

  • Do you have enough food?… Can you cook it?
  • Do you have enough water?… Is it clean?
  • Do you have heat? Medications? Can you communicate?
  • Can you protect/defend yourself? Your family? Your possessions?

Or will you become a victim of the kind of normalcy bias that threatens the well-being of you and your family?

Get answers to these questions and more. Find out what our community first responders think, and what concerns them. The focus of this tabletop exercise is personal and family preparedness.  Join this community exercise and test your knowledge and level of preparedness.  You might be surprised.

FEBRUARY 9 — 6:30 – 8:00PM / Prosser Senior Center / 1231 Dudley Avenue, Prosser, WA

What could possibly happen in this area that could mean disaster for me or my family?!

Wildfire • Train derailment with fire/explosions or toxic releases covering a large area • Volcanic eruption (Mt. St. Helens or Mt. Rainier) • Wide-spread, prolonged power outage • Seismic event (Cascadia Subduction Zone Rupture – 8.5-9.0) • Yakima River flooding • Extended confinement • Quarantine • Civil disturbance • Sever weather event • Etc.

Any of the above scenarios can happen and involve the lower Yakima valley. The effects can last for a few hours, a few days, a few weeks, or longer… much longer.  Wouldn’t it be comforting (or eye opening) to know how well prepared you are, and what additional steps you can take to enhance your comfort, security, and even your survivability?

There will be no General Assembly meeting on February 9th. LVA members are encouraged to come out and support the community in this exercise.