By: Kristine Hoang Reporter Corps
From: Alhambra Source
The 5.1-magnitude earthquake that struck March 28 near La Habra was a wake-up call for many Southern California residents who were not prepared for an emergency. The earthquake caused power outages and rockslides and damaged gas lines.
To help residents prepare for future earthquakes and disasters, the Alhambra police and fire departments will host community emergency preparedness meetings on April 26, May 3, and Sept. 6. Alhambra firefighters, police officers, and school administrators, as well as representatives from the American Red Cross and Cal Tech, will make presentations about how the city will respond and where residents should go in case of an emergency. A question-and-answer panel will follow, giving attendees a chance to voice concerns. Continue reading