April 18 is the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, and the amazing parents of Argonne Elementary have organized a disaster preparedness event for families and other community members. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon TODAY, April 18, at the school — enter on 17th Ave. between Cabrillo and Balboa Aves.
The Argonne parent organization will be giving away supplies, and officials from the Cityand the Red Cross will be on hand to help families learn how to be prepared for a major disaster.
The photo above is my own disaster kit, which contains enough shelf-stable food, water and other basic supplies to sustain our family for three or four days without help. Which reminds me: the stored water needs to be changed every six months, so it’s time to flush out and refill the containers!
To learn more about being prepared for a major disaster, go to: www.72hours.org
I highly recommend taking the NERT classes offered free in every neighborhood of the city. You will learn about personal preparedness and prevention for many different kinds of emergencies, not just earthquakes. Go to http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfnert_index.asp