City of Irvine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #14-03-31
Taking simple steps today can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe
Contact : Public Information Office, 949-724-6077, email@example.com
IRVINE, CA (March 31, 2014): April is Earthquake Preparedness Month and the City of Irvine would like to remind residents and businesses about the importance of being prepared. Taking simple steps today can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe.
Start by assembling a supply kit that is tailored to your family’s needs; develop a plan of action for meeting up with and communicating with family members; register your home and cell phones with the City’s iAlert system to receive emergency alerts and information; listen to 1640AM during an emergency for live updates, follow the City on Twitter and Facebook; and take a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course offered by the City.
For more information and to sign up for iAlert, visit cityofirvine.org/prepare, where you also can find details on what to have in your own emergency preparedness plan. The important message is the ability for you and your family to shelter in place in the case of a disaster.
To follow us on Facebook and Twitter, visit facebook.com/cityofirvine and twitter.com/city_of_irvine.
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 231,117, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.