Central Coast Voices: Disaster preparedness—are you ready?

Sep 17, 2020

There have been record-setting hurricanes, floods and a pandemic. And this year in California six of the 20 largest wildfires in the state’s history have occurred, many of which are still burning.  News of mass evacuations are heard daily, often with little or no time at all to prepare. These hardships clearly illustrate the importance of emergency preparedness. If a disaster hits, will you be prepared? Would you be ready to go? Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with Paul Deis, Red Cross disaster volunteer, and Dan McGauley, retired firefighter and paramedic with the city of Atascadero, as they discuss the importance of being disaster ready.

Broadcast date: 9/17/20

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.

Emergency Preparedness Websites:



Cal Fire Wildfire Evacuation Guide

Cal Fire Pre-Evacuation Preparataion Steps

Fire Safe Marin Wildfire Evacuation Checklist

San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office Reverse 911-Sign Up for Evacuation Alerts

San Luis Obispo County Red Cross