May OES Newsletter – May is Wildfire Preparedness Month, remember to make sure that you have defensible space around your home. Don’t know what “Defensible Space” is, then check out our newsletter this month. Also, don’t forget to like us OES on Facebook.
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The City has new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Video. Click here to see how the City responds during a disaster!
Santa Barbara City Becomes a TsunamiReady Community. Today at City Council the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be presenting the designation to City Council on Tuesday September 25, 2012. To read the news release from NOAA click here based on requirements from the National Weather Service.
Tsunami signs begin to be installed by City Streets Department. Click here to see the News Release that went out on Thursday December 1, 2011.
One of the requirements in becoming a TsunamiReady Community includes installation of signs throughout the affected areas of the coast.
- To review the sign site map, you can click on the following
· Click to access the City’s 2012 Tsunami Response Plan-Final Draft
- To review the maps for the inundation areas, you can click on the following:
- For Tsunami Information flyer click here
City of Santa Barbara Local Hazard Mitigation Plan 2011 Update Available for Public Review and Comment
· The City of Santa Barbara has participated with Santa Barbara County in updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is an annex to the Santa Barbara County Hazard Mitigation Plan which is available for download at www.countyofsb.org/ceo/oes. Please download and review the City of Santa Barbara Annex and submit your comments and questions to Corinne Bartshire at 916.380.3776 or email@example.com
Comments received prior to October 25th will be considered for incorporation in the plan prior to adoption by the City Council. Comments received after this date will be held for consideration in future updates to this plan.
- City of Santa Barbara Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Activation Plan
This Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Activation Plan is for use by members of the City Staff who have EOC responsibilities during an emergency or disaster.
- City of Santa Barbara Emergency Operations Plan
The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for the City of Santa Barbara addresses the planned response to extraordinary emergency situations associated with natural disasters, technological incidents, and national security emergencies in or affecting the City. This plan does not address normal day-to-day emergencies or the well established and routine procedures used in coping with such emergencies.
Sandbags & Flood Preparedness. Concerns over watershed damage that occurred as a result of the Tea and Jesusita Fires in the foothills above the City continue. Flooding will likely occur this winter 2010-11 in and down slope of the fire areas.
· Click here for Flood Terms and Maps
· Click here for current rainfall.
As a note, Protection of private property is your responsibility as a property owner and begins prior to storm events. Sandbags may be purchased at local hardware and building supply stores. Some building supply stores will deliver filled sandbags with advance notice. When properly placed, sandbags will redirect water and debris flows away from property improvements. Protect your property before the rain begins!
Before and during storm events through the winter residents should monitor the radio and TV and the City’s web site for updates and announcements.
Begin with assessment of your property, especially if you live in the fire areas, adjacent to, or along San Roque Creek, Arroyo Burro Creek, Mission Creek, or Sycamore Creek. You can find information on how to protect your property from erosion mud flows and flooding on your property at:
· Homeowners Guide for Flood Prevention and Response
· A Homeowner’s Guide to Erosion Control
For additional information, please call the City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department at (805) 564-5413.
Recent Earthquakes in California
Check the latest earthquake activity in California and Nevada. USGS Map of Recent Earthquakes
Be prepared before an earthquake!
· With your family, locate earthquake safe spots in each room of your home, underneath a sturdy table or against an inside wall. Remind your family what to do during an earthquake – Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
· Prepare a disaster kit with supplies to sustain your family for 5 days. Does your disaster kit have all the necessary items?
· Bolt and secure your water heater, refrigerator, furnace, and gas appliances. Anchor overhead light fixtures and fasten shelves, mirrors, and large frames to the wall.
· Think you know what to do in an earthquake? Test yourself!
San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Quake Quiz
Earthquake County Alliance Beat the Quake Game
H1NI Influenza Information
· Please visit the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s H1N1 Influenza website www.sbcfluinfo.org.