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 Getting Ready for Winter Storms

The conditions are perfect for El Nino to bring rain and lots of it.

 US Winter Outlook 2015-16

SOURCE:  http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2015/101515-noaa-strong-el-nino-sets-the-stage-for-2015-2016-winter-weather.html

BE PREPARED!

  • AT HOME:  Clean and repair roofs and rain gutters; Paint exposed wood; Regrade landscaping to allow water to drain away from your home.
  • NEED SANDBAGS?  Many Orange County Fire stations have them.  Check it out here: http://www.ocfa.org/AboutUs/Departments/OperationsDirectory/Sandbags.aspx
  • YOUR CAR:  Change out your wiper blades and check your tires and headlights.  NEVER drive through standing water, either, as it is very difficult to tell how deep it really is.
  • YOUR YARD:  Loosen the soil around your garden to enhance water absorption.  ANTS will likely seek refuge from the heavy rains in your house, so start now to plug access routes and consider hiring an exterminator now.
  • BE A WARY TRAVELER:  Rains can cause flooding and landslides that can happen quickly.  Make sure you check the weather and road advisories before you head out.

 

 

 IMPORTANT:  Make sure your emergency information is up to date so that you can receive emergency text and email notifications.

 
WANT A CAREER IN HELPING OTHERS?

The Red Cross is an internationally recognized relief agency.  Watch this video to see the tremendous work they do, as seen in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 8 minutes long and worth every minute -- great video to show students who want to work for relief agencies, too.

EARTHQUAKES!

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK! www.facebook.com/prepareCSUF

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS have been recognized as a vital part of keeping the campus community abreast of emergency events.  Make sure you look at your information (especially email and phone information) and keep it up to date.

Events that remind us to prepare:

What Hurricane Sandy has taught us.

I AM A DISASTER SERVICE WORKER!  And so are YOU!

Workers receiving assignments

Watch this video to learn what it means to be a Disaster Service Worker (ALL state employees are!) and what you may be called upon to do during a disaster.

GAS PIPELINE INFORMATION:  See this document from the Gas Company regarding Gas Pipeline Safety.

HOMELAND SECURITY INFORMATION

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a National Terrorism Advisory System to effectively communicate information about terrorist threats. 

Click HERE to go to their site that lists the current national threat level.Here are some tips for your response to these levels at CSUF.


This site has been updated with lots of information to help us prepare for any disaster.  There is still much to be completed, but if you don't see something you need, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator. Thanks!