Duties of the Sand City Police Department also include development of the City’s Emergency Operations Plan for the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to any disaster which might take place in Sand City. Emergencies may include natural disasters, acts of terrorism, power outages or any other incident that may occur that poses a threat to public health and safety.
The Sand City Police Department is committed to insuring the needs and concerns of vulnerable people are addressed in emergency preparedness and response.
For information about disaster preparedness in Sand City, residents can visit City Hall to read posted information about locations of care and shelter facilities which would be established for those in need.
An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of subterranean rock. While earthquakes are sometimes believed to be a West Coast phenomenon, there are actually 45 states and territories throughout the United States that are at moderate to high risk for earthquakes including the New Madrid fault line in the Central U.S. Since it is impossible to predict when an earthquake will occur, it is important that you and your family are prepared ahead of time.
Get an Emergency Supply Kit, which includes items like non-perishable food, water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. You may want to prepare a portable kit and keep it in your car.
This kit should include:
QuakeSmart.org will show you how Mitigation can work for you and how to reduce your risks in three steps: Understanding What’s the Risk, Making a Plan and Getting the Work Done. Each step even has a checklist to guide you.
Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by the Sand City Police Dept.
For further information on what to do after an earthquake in Sand City, residents should visit the bulletin boards just outside City Hall to see the locations of undamaged buildings which will be open as temporary shelters for residents whose homes have been damaged.
Monterey County Office of Emergency Services
Governor’s Office of Emergency Service
Earthquake Survival Program “The 12 Steps to Family Survival”
CARD (Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters)
Association of Bay Area Governments
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Administration Office: (831) 394-3054 - Fax: (831) 394-2472
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