T-shirt art by painter Pete Collum, graphics by Colleen Henney of Crucial Creative
ARTICLE / LINKS. 7.3 the Coast Goes Flat! This is a self-participation event. At the very least, talk to every adjacent neighbor. We want to teach people how to prepare before disaster and how to shelter in place after a disaster.
Earthquake: STORE WATER (1 gallon/day/per person)
Fire: CREATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE around your house, AND your neighbors
Tsunami: WALK UP HILL, DON’T DRIVE, please.
Storm: I.D.VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
96 hour Red Alert Power Outages: DO YOU NEED A GENERATOR?
Communication Outages: No cell, No internet. DO YOU HAVE A FAMILY BACKUP COMMUNICATION PLAN? HAM radio/KHMB?
Road / Tunnel is closed: HAVE FOOD, WATER, BLANKET, TOILET PAPER IN CAR?
How to Participate?
1. Help pass out flyers and magnets at Hassett and New Leaf Sat. and Sun. 5/25th-26th, 9:00-12:00. And collect emails.
2. Throw a Disaster block party in your neighborhood
3. Shelter-in-place overnight in your front or back yard
4. FRS / HAM exercise 9:00am Sat. At the very least go talk to all your neighbors.
My name is Michelle Dragony. I am a CERT trainer. CERT is a FEMA civilian program for disaster preparedness. I work with HMB Battalion Chief Dave Cosgrave to help the coastside become prepared for disasters like storms, fires and a major earthquake.
To that end, I have created the Memorial Day Shelter in Place Disaster Prep Weekend Event.
- The event would run from Saturday 9am to Sunday 9am.
- We would ask people to shelter in place in their front yard or backyard where they would set up their tent and get their survival food out and see what tools they don’t have and what they wish they had, and the like.
- We would also be doing a FRS/HAM radio communication exercise at some point during that 24 hour period. We have 25 neighborhoods and we need 50 (Two 12-hour shifts) ham radio operators to cover the disaster like a 7.3 earthquake. https://www.coastsidebuzz.com/7-3-the-coast-is-flat-neighborhood-communications-exercise/
- Handout flyers at Hassett Hardware and New Leaf.
- Saturday evening will be neighborhood BBQ block parties, Coastside-wide, where everybody gets their disaster food out and they try to eat it. This exercise will achieve several things:
- They will decide what they would really eat in a disaster (like, some bars are really bad!)
- Get them to rotate their food on a yearly basis.
- Donate rotated food to Coastside Hope.
- Give people a chance to network.
- Use the BBQ block-party angle to promote safe BBQing demo.
- Some people can sleep out on Saturday night to check their camp gear, and for fun.
- Pack up Sunday morning. Continue presence at Hassett Hardware and New Leaf handing out magnets and flyers.
This will be a yearly event so it creates a culture of preparedness, over time.
More Coastside Emergency Prep Information on Coastside Buzz.
FRS/GMRS Radio (WalkieTalkies) Basic Training ~ Learn How to Communicate in a Disaster, Part 1
7.3 – “The Coast is Flat” ~ Neighborhood Communications Exercise
HAM Radio Technician License Videos ~ Start Learning Today
CAL Fire FIRE RISK Report ~ Kings Mtn. 2nd and El Granada 6th on Fuel Reduction List
Spectacular Goes17 Weather Satellite for West Coast ~ Great Detail
POD (Point of Distribution) exercise
DART (Disaster Airport Relief Team) exercise
Japanese Tsunami video
Raging WildFire? ~ Get Your Go Bag Ready and Ranches Practice Large Animal Evacuation
Contact Michelle Dragony, if you have any questions.
Painting by Pete Collom
Thanks to our sponsors Hassett Hardware, New Leaf, Half Moon Bay Review and Half Moon Bay Chamber/CEAP.