LDS Emergency Preparedness

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Lake Elsinore Emergency Risk Factors

Posted by Elise on October 20, 2010

CAL FIRE recently released a study showing wild land fire risk for urban communities surrounded by wild land and open space. Lake Elsinore’s risk is Very High for the entire City.

Lake Elsinore risk assessment includes a high probability for earthquake impacts. New evidence has recently surfaced about increased risk of activity along the Elsinore fault zone. Southwest California is also likely to experience significant impacts resulting from “The Big One” along the San Andreas fault.

Also, studies of flood risk show that Lake Elsinore is vulnerable to inundation from natural flooding and from catastrophic dam failure.

The Mission of a volunteer‐based Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared for terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters of all kinds.

A Citizen Corps exists primarily to increase community awareness and readiness for a variety of disaster scenarios through training volunteers and staff; through gathering resources and equipping volunteers; through drills and emergency exercises; and through cooperation with first responders in planning and mitigation assistance.

The Citizen Corps volunteers are not intended to replace a community’s response capability, but rather, to serve as an important supplement to it. The Citizen Corps is a volunteer resource that is a part of the community’s operational capability before, during and following a disaster.

Citizen Corps provides continuing opportunities for voluntary involvement and participation in a range of activities to make families, households, and communities safer from threats and disasters of all kinds.

If you live or work in the City and want to get involved in the Citizen Corps, please complete and submit a Volunteer Application.

Source:  Final Citizen Corps Framework (Public Safety Advisory Commission)  October 1, 2008

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