League of Women Voters to hold disaster preparedness forum – TONIGHT, First Baptist Church on Palmetto. Bring a dish.

30 Jan

The League of Women Voters of Butte County invites citizens and representatives of organizations to an informational forum on being prepared for a catastrophic emergency or evacuation in Chico similar to the 2017 Santa Rosa Fire Evacuation and the Oroville Evacuation.

The event will be in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church, 850 Palmetto in Chico on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00pm. A potluck dinner will be available at 6:30.

Each of the panelists will discuss their agency or department role during an emergency or disaster. The four panelists who will address the public:

· Lt. James Bell, Butte County Sheriff’s office

· Capt. Aaron Lowe, Chico Fire Department

· Cindi Dunsmoor, Butte County Emergency Service Manager

· Bob Kiuttu, Enloe Hospital’s Emergency Preparedness Manager

Topics will include

· What citizens can do to prepare for evacuation or a disaster

· How the public will be made aware of the scope of the emergency

· How citizens may help with an evacuation

· What to take to take to a shelter

· What is needed to shelter in place

· What to do if separated from family members

· Physical items to have prepared in case of evacuations (important documents, personal items, medications, etc.)

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