Be Prepared, Diamond Bar
September 2020 - National Preparedness Month is recognized each September, encouraging us all to prepare our families, homes and businesses for disasters. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19 and prepares for the upcoming flu season, there is no better time to get prepared this September.
Here are four steps you can take to get prepared:
1) Make A Plan – talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during and after a disaster.
2) Build A Kit – gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.
3) Prepare for Disasters – Know the risk of disasters in our area, check your insurance coverage, and prepare accordingly.
4) Teach Youth About Preparedness – Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated.
The City strives to keep citizens informed and prepared for any emergency. I encourage you to sign up for the City’s Emergency Alert System to be notified by phone, email or text message for updates. For additional resources, please visit the City's emergency alerts web page.
The health and safety of our community members is always the top priority, and we advise everyone to follow the guidelines of public health and safety officials. I ask our community to please stay optimistic, support our local businesses, and continue to practice kindness and friendly distancing with one another. I encourage you to stay informed with the latest updates by visiting the City's COVID-19 web page. We are all in this together. Choose joy!
The City Council welcomes your comments, concerns, or questions. You can reach me or any other Council Member by using the links to our email addresses located on the City Council Members page of the City website. We look forward to hearing from you. Stay safe and healthy!