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Published on August 26, 2014

Be ready for the next earthquake, fire, flood, or other emergency

Free fair on September 20 will help you prepare



Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505 

MONTEREY, Calif. — After events like the weekend earthquake in Napa, many of us think about whether we would be prepared if disaster strikes. Unfortunately, many of us don’t get past the thinking stage.       

What’s the best place to keep an emergency kit? How much water should you have on hand? If you have to go to a shelter, what will you do with your pets? Get guidance and tools to help you answer those questions and others at the Emergency Preparedness Fair, Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Del Monte Center in Monterey.

More than a dozen agencies and organizations will have booths with information on emergency kit essentials; safe food and water; communication sources; home safety; fire extinguisher use; shutting off natural gas; smoke detectors and telephones for deaf and hard of hearing; fire-safe landscaping; navigating roads safely; how the Community Emergency Response Team works; and more.

The first 200 attendees will receive disaster preparedness “starter kits,” from Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Other participating organizations include: American Medical Response, American Red Cross, Cal-Fire, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, Community Emergency Response Volunteers, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Monterey County Health Department, Monterey County Office of Emergency Services, Monterey Fire Department, Monterey Police Department, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Presidio of Monterey, Recover, Seaside Fire Department, and SPCA.



Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at

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