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National Preparedness Month 2018

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September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s overall theme is: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.  The theme empowers all of us to take an active role in preparing for disasters and emergencies.

Each week, we will highlight tips and steps to take an important preparedness action. 

 

Week 1: Sept. 1-8 - Make and Practice Your Plan

 

Learn how with steps from the Ready Campaign:

  • Make an emergency plan, including how you and your family/household will communicate after a disaster.
  • Sign up for the San Mateo County Alert System, SMC Alert.
  • Learn your evacuation zone and make an evacuation plan.

Week 2: Sept. 9-15 - Learn Life Saving Skills.

Check out the following sections found in the Life Saving Skills Toolkit:

  • Fire Safety
  • Power Outage
  • Natural Gas
  • Emergency Plan
  • Financial Preparedness
     

Week 3: Sept. 16-22 - Check Your Insurance Coverage.

Learn how with steps from the Ready Campaign:

  • Insurance is the first line of defense; check your insurance coverage for adequate coverage and review the Document and Insure Property guide.  Ask questions now before you need to use it!
  • Snap photos or shoot video of important documents and personal belongs to help you quickly file a claim.
  • Flood Insurance allows communities and families to recover more quickly and more fully. Visit Floodsmart.gov to learn more about flood insurance and how to protect your home or business. Just one inch of water can cause $25,000 in damage.


Week 4: Sept. 23-29 - Save for an Emergency.

  • Plan financially for the possibility of disaster. You will have expenses like lodging, food, and gas, after a disaster.
  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK).
  • Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency.
  • Only about half of all Americans have an emergency fund. This gives them the money needed to help with increased expenses after a disaster. Get tips about creating a fund.
  • Keep some cash on hand in case of emergencies.

September 2018 Marina News

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 Click here to read the September 2018 Marina Newsletter

Brisbane Authors Collection

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Pictured L to R: Albert Duro, Tony Press, Kathy Wall, and Ray Miller.

Did you know there are published authors in town, some maybe living right down the street from you? From the former Editor of the Brisbane Bee, to an author of a collection of short stories, to a children's book author, to a college-level textbook author, the group above make up just a few in-town authors whose works have been generously donated to the Brisbane Authors Collection. If you have a piece of printed work that you would like to donate to the Collection, which will be housed in the new Brisbane Library's History Room, please bring a copy of it to City Hall, to Albert Duro's attention. Albert is also the City's IT Manager, and will see to it that your signature is placed on the sticker found inside the front cover and that your work is properly chronicled as being part of the Collection. On the table are pieces that were recently donated. Add yours today for the Brisbane Community to enjoy once the new Library opens in the Fall of 2019.

September 2018 STAR Newsletter

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Click here to read the September 2018 STAR Newsletter.

Corrections:

Front page - Anja Miller completed her second term on the Brisbane City Council in 1978, as opposed to 1974, which was the year she was invited to visit Brisbane, QLD as Mayor.

Page 3 - Coastal Cleanup Day is on Saturday, 9/15, not 9/18 as seen in the text of the article.

Glen Park Way @ Humboldt Closed 9/4

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Glen Park Way will be closed to thru traffic at Humboldt, or the steep curve at the top of the hill, from 9am - 4pm on Tuesday, September 4th.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you in advance as we continue to improve our City's water system infrastructure.

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