San Jose, CA, October 22, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Democratic Candidate for United States Congress CA-18 Rishi Kumar* issued the following statement on earthquake preparedness following the series of tremors that California has experienced lately. Rishi has implemented routine community reminders about earthquake safety and fire preparedness through the Neighborhood Safety Watch groups he has established.
“Here is information that we have compiled. This is an important earthquake preparedness newsletter that has detailed instructions on what you can do before, during, and after the earthquake. For example, every resident should have an emergency kit and can build one following FEMA instructions. You can find and watch FEMA videos that are quite informative.”
“As Saratoga’s councilmember, Rishi Kumar has consistently informed his community about such safety measures about earthquake safety, fire safety, and emergency preparedness via over fifty neighborhood safety watch programs that he established to reduce Saratoga burglaries. The implementation of the groups decreased burglary rates by almost 50% between 2016 and 2017.
“Emergency preparedness means having emergency supplies stored in the case of an earthquake, as well as being CERT certified to ensure we are trained and able to protect our family and our neighbors. Follow the link above to find CERT sessions near you.
“Residents of Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz County can also sign up for critical alerts using the link above to get emergency warnings sent directly to their cell phone, mobile device, email, or landline. Alert messages can reach you wherever you are to provide information and instructions in a variety of emergency situations.”
“Now is the time for our neighbors to be prepared and to not procrastinate. Yes, we are busy, but this is very important and we should all take the time to be ready.”
*Rishi Kumar is running for U.S Congress’ California District 18 seat against Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. Currently a hi-tech executive and councilmember of Saratoga, Rishi is running on a platform of citizen-centric values, rejecting PAC money and Special Interest Group campaign contributions, and addressing some of the tough challenges of the valley such as healthcare, safety, transportation, and climate change. Rishi’s priorities for District 18 are explained on his campaign home page.