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September is National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month

As part of National Preparedness Month, FEMA’s Ready Campaign and the Ad Council promote being “Prepared, Not Scared” in new PSAs and online videos that promote the importance of preparing children and teenagers for possible emergencies and disasters.  Involving young people in preparedness efforts can help youth, families, and communities be prepared and able to respond when faced with disasters.

Production partner Newfangled Studios created pro bono TV, digital and out-of-home ads. FEMA is also teaming up with Sony’s “Zombieland 2: Double Tap” to promote the crucial message of emergency preparedness.

This preparedness effort by the Ready Campaign follows 16 years of educating the American public about disaster and emergency preparedness. In that time, $1.6 billion in donated media enabled the campaign to reach millions of Americans and encouraged more than 100 million visits to the campaign’s website, Ready.gov.

To view and download all of the Ready Campaign’s PSAs, visit the Ad Council website.  Follow FEMA online at www.fema.gov/blog, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema.

National Preparedness Month (NPM) has weekly themes each year.  This year's themes are:

Week 1: Sept. 1-7, Save Early for Disaster Costs

  • Keep some cash on-hand in case of emergencies
  • Buy flood insurance; most homeowners' and renters' insurance does not cover flood insurance
  • Snap photos of important documents and personal belongings to help you quickly file an insurance claim

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Week 2: Sept. 8-14, Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters

  • Practice evacuating with pets so everyone has practice
  • Sign up for SMCAlert so you are set to receive notifications from the City in the event of an emergency
  • Build an emergency kit, making sure to have enough food, water, and meds to last for at least 3-7 days

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Week 3: Sept. 15-21, Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters

  • Include kids in the disaster planning process and review your plan together.
  • Review with kids: Sending text messages, contact numbers and dialing 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  • Teach children what to do in an emergency if they are at home or away.
  • Add your kids' school's social media info to the family communication plan.

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Week 4: Sept. 22-30, Get Involved in your Community's Preparedness

  • Check in with neighbors to see how you can help each other before and after a disaster.
  • Take classes in life savings skills, such as CPR/AED and First Aid to help others.  A Disaster Preparedness Class is being held on Saturday, 9/28 at Serramonte Library, a Basic First Aid Class is being offered on 10/12 at Brisbane Station 81, and a CPR & AED Training Class is being offered on 10/12, also at Station 81. 
  • You Are the Help Until Help Arrives, designed by FEMA, are trainings that can be taken online or in-person, where you learn through simple steps how to save a life before a professional arrives.
  • Take a free online independent study course through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute and gain more knowledge to help your community become more prepared.

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Baylands Workshop #2 Video and Survey

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The landowner of the Brisbane Baylands, Universal Paragon Corporation, held their second of three community workshops that followed the City's work with Home for All earlier this year on August 29th at Mission Blue Center.  For those that missed it, here is the link to their video recording.  

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Following the presentation portion of the workshop, attendees participated in an interactive exercise, placing dots on images that depicted what they envisioned for the site when it came to open space, including: Roundhouse Park, Lagoon Park, Community Space, and Ice House Hill.  UPC developed this survey following the workshop to capture the ideas and suggestions of those that could not attend.  Please take 10 minutes to complete it and make sure to do so by Friday, September 13th, when the survey closes.  And lastly, be sure to save October 17th, 6:30pm-9pm for UPC's final workshop, which will take place again at Mission Blue Center, dinner and childcare included.


September 2019 Marina News

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Water Main Replacement Project

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The City of Brisbane completed Phase 1 of the Fire Main Replacement Project that affected portions of Sierra Point Rd., Humboldt, Annis, and all of Thomas earlier this year.

Construction on Phase 2 of the Fire Main Replacement Project is planned to start in the Fall of 2019.

Water Main Construction

This project will provide much-needed improvements to our City’s aging drinking water infrastructure and will include the replacement of approximately 5,120 linear feet of 6-inch water main with 8- and 10- inch pipe along portions of Annis Road, Harold Road, Kings Road, Margaret Road, and Paul Avenue.  

We will be installing new main line valves, fire hydrants, and water services (above photo taken during Phase 1).  The work is critically important to upgrade our water distribution system infrastructure to meet current state codes and replace aging pipes. This multi-phase project is expected to be completed in 2021.

During construction, there will be full-width road closures to facilitate this work.  We understand that this will be an inconvenience to the residents in the neighborhood, and to limit this impact we will ensure that normal traffic will be resumed at the end of the each work day.  The project will also require temporary water service disruptions.  All impacted residents will be provided advanced notice of these closures and disruptions. 

The City will host a couple of neighborhood meetings to answer questions from community members affected by this project. We will be advertising these meetings on our weekly email blast, so make sure to sign up by visiting: www.tinyurl.com/blast321

Please plan to attend one of these meetings.  We are excited to share the details of this critical work.  We want to listen to your questions and concerns, so that we can do as much as possible to minimize the impacts to your neighborhood.


September 2019 STAR Newsletter

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