Get Ready

Are You Ready for the Big One?

If there is one thing we know about natural disasters, it’s that they are unpredictable. Intellectually we know the risks we face are great, yet many of us remain woefully unprepared for a catastrophic event. Depending on the type of event, we could be forced to evacuate at short notice or, alternatively, have to shelter in place for a sustained period of time with severe impediments which could include:

  • No electricity, water, or sewer.
  • Failing communications.
  • Belvedere inaccessible.
  • Residents separated from family members.
  • Injuries.
  • Fire and police departments dealing with more serious situations and unable to respond quickly to issues in Belvedere.

The critical piece to keeping your family safe, is being prepared.  Here are the key steps:

STEP 1:

Sign up for Alert Marin to receive emergency notifications via email, phone and text from your local fire and police departments. Program 840 AM on your car radio. This frequency will be used to broadcast across the Peninsula in the event of a disaster.

STEP 2:

Navigate to Ready Marin, which outlines preparatory measures that all residents should take. Here is its Ready Marin Checklist Bundle, a cut-to-the-chase cheat sheet.

STEP 3:

Know who your block captains are and register your household information with the City.

STEP 4:

Familiarize yourself with Belvedere’s Evacuation Map.

STEP 5:

Take a free 2-hour Get Ready class at Tiburon Police Department to learn about household and community preparedness. The class covers the A-Z of how to prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of disaster. These classes are hugely popular so don’t delay in signing up. Space is limited.