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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:45 pm

Editor's note: It was erroneously reported that this meeting is on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The correct date is Wednesday, Oct. 2.

At 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Rim of the World High School Performing Arts Center, Second District Supervisor, Janice Rutherford, office is holding a meeting to inform the public on being prepared for an emergency.

“The fire that devastated the community of Paradise last year and the two large earthquakes that caused major damage in the desert community of Trona and rattled nerves across the region are stark reminders of how disasters can strike at any moment and how we need to be prepared when they do,” Rutherford said. “We’re inviting residents out to learn about how to plan for emergencies and to share with them the steps we’re taking to ensure our emergency services agencies are ready to act in the event of a disaster.”

Topics to be covered include preparing for:

Fire and Santa Ana winds


Winter, such as snow chains and plowing

What supplies to keep in your car 

Power outages

Several emergency service and first responder agences are expected to be in attendance, including San Bernardino County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Code Enforcement/Weed

Abatement, U.S. Forest Service, and others. Rutherford will attend and moderate the panel Rutherford will also stay after the meeting to answer questions.

At the meeting, there will be several tables set up around the room and lobby where attendees can ask questions. Everyone is encouraged to talk to those manning the tables. Residents will also get a chance to take a ride on the County’s seismic simulator, which mimics the shaking that occurs during a major earthquake.

“We’re focused on getting info to the community on how to be prepared and what to do in an emergency,” said Lewis Murray, a representative of Rutherford’s.

Rim High School is located at 27400 CA-18, Lake Arrowhead.

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