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How to get involved?

The updated City of Colton LHMP will depend on input and feedback from our community members. There will be multiple opportunities for community members to get involved:

  • The City will prepare an online survey for community members, asking for information about existing hazards, steps community members have already taken, and suggestions for future mitigation activities. All survey results will be anonymous and confidential. 
  • The City will have a booth at the upcoming Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Annual 5K Walk and Run. Community members can talk to City staff about the LHMP update, learn more about hazard mitigation, and participate in interactive activities to help inform the plan.
  • We hope to release a draft of the updated LHMP in July of 2018. When the plan is available, members of the public will be able to read it in-person or online at the “Documents and Resources” page. Community members can provide comments to help revise the plan and make it better.

In the meantime, consider taking personal steps to be more prepared for a disaster. Here are some of the things you can do now:

  • Know the hazards that may affect you at your home, work, or school. You can find out more at http://myhazards.caloes.ca.gov/.
  • Assemble an emergency kit for your home. In a disaster, you may have to rely on supplies in your emergency kit for at least three days. Be sure to include supplies for any pets and anyone in your home with special needs. Learn more at https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit.
  • Have a disaster plan for your household, including how people should contact each other if a disaster occurs and where you should meet.
  • Learn about your neighbors and how to help them. In a disaster, emergency responders may not be able to reach your neighborhood for a while. Know if your neighbors have any special needs, and be sure to check on them as soon as you can.
  • Make sure your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance covers you from disasters such as earthquakes and floods. If these disasters occur, having good insurance coverage will help you recover easier.
  • Volunteer with an emergency response or community service organization that does work on disaster education and preparation.
  • Speak to your employer about creating a disaster recovery, workforce communication, and/or business continuity plan. If they already have one or more of these plans in place, make sure you and your co-workers know it.










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