The key to disaster preparedness is redundancy
- Redundant power: Experts warn of multiple PG&E power outages in “red flag” conditions — high temperature and wind, low humidity. Will you be ready if your power is out for 24 hours or more?
- Redundant warning signals: In the event of a disaster, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department will utilize several communication channels to alert Occidental residents: NIXLE alerts, phone calls to landlines (SoCOAlert), notification via NOAA weather/disaster alert radios, and the Occidental Volunteer Fire Department siren. If one signal fails to alert you, will you respond to another signal?
- Redundant Evacuation routes: In the event of a disaster, do you have more than one way out of your neighborhood? If all routes are blocked do you have a “shelter in place” location?