Earthquakes

Discussion prepares residents for potential disasters in Encinitas

Discussion prepares residents for potential disasters in Encinitas

If last year's fires would have spread closer to Encinitas, how could residents have better prepared themselves? A presentation March 26 aimed to answer that question.

The Community Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) “Are You Ready?” workshop at Encinitas Community Center addressed potential natural threats to Encinitas, including fires and earthquakes. Arnie Lewin, the Encinitas Fire Department liaison for CERT, also discussed the importance of neighborhood security, pandemic disease and transportation or nuclear accidents to the packed room of about 50 residents.

Fires, Lewin said, are one of the biggest risks in Encinitas, whether they are in the household or out in...

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