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Santa Barbara County urging people to be disaster-ready during National Preparedness Month

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Are you prepared if a disaster hits? Do you know what to do? Where to go? How to get help? 

Santa Barbara County wants you to know the answers to these questions.

September is National Preparedness Month and Santa Barbara County’s Office of Emergency Management (SBCOEM) is reminding people to get ready for the next disaster.

This month the SBCOEM is pressing people to be extra ready for wildfires.

Last year California had its worst wildfire season on record. This year’s season is keeping pace. And with this week expecting to be extra hot, SBCOEM spokeswoman Liliana Encinas said it’s important to have a safety plan.

For more information about how to develop a safety plan – and to sign-up for alerts – visit the SBCOEM website.

Agriculture / California / Fire / Lifestyle / Safety / Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County / Weather News
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