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Anaheim Encourages Participation in National Preparedness Month
Sept. 17 seminar highlights the importance of earthquake preparedness
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 16, 2009) - The City of Anaheim continues its month-long series of preparedness seminars with an earthquake presentation on Sept. 17 by Dr. Jim Goltz, from California Emergency Management Agency.  Dr. Goltz will explain in depth the seismic activity of the Southern California faults, while paying particular interest to those fault lines most likely to impact the City of Anaheim. He will also cover earthquake safety and exciting developments in early detection technologies.

Local Earthquake Faults and New Technologies Seminar
Presented By: Dr. Jim Goltz, California Emergency Management Agency

Thursday, September 17th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St. in Anaheim

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.   Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve a seat at the seminars by calling 714-765-6951, or register online at www.anaheim.net/disasterpreparedness, under Preparedness Seminars.  Additional seminars will be offered throughout the month in Anaheim on the topics of earthquakes and flu preparedness.

On Tuesday, September 29th, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. also at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, representatives from the Orange County Health Care Agency will present a seminar on flu preparedness and influenza A H1N1. 

Anaheim’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) will host a booth at the Downtown Anaheim Farmer’s Market every Thursday in September with information on emergency kits and supplies.  The kits and supplies are available for purchase or ready-to-go 3-day kits are available for as little as $10.  

To further assist in keeping Anaheim residents, businesses and visitors connected and informed of time-sensitive city information, the City introduced Anaheim Alert earlier this year.  Anaheim Alert is an opt-in text-based community notification system, which includes information related to unplanned road closures, power outages, event venue traffic congestion, fires, and natural disasters.  Users can choose from among the message categories in order to customize their account according to interest, location and need. With Anaheim Alert, messages and updates can immediately be sent to a large audience of users notifying them of important information. 

Signing up for Anaheim Alert is simple.  The first step is to log on to www.AnaheimAlert.net, and follow the prompts to self-subscribe to e-mail, text messages, or both.  In addition, anyone may also sign up for the service by texting the word "register" to 311ANA (311262).  Please note that standard text messaging charges apply.  The City’s Website, www.anaheim.net, also has a link to Anaheim Alert.

For more information please visit www.anaheim.net, keyword "2009 Preparedness."

Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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