Palmdale hosts month-long ‘Preparedness Challenge’

Opportunity to win safety items

OW Staff Writer | 9/11/2020, midnight

In recognition of September being National Preparedness Month, the City’s public safety office is hosting a month long “Preparedness Challenge.”

“We’re inviting residents to follow us on Facebook at Palmdale Public Safety to participate in this fun and informative contest,” said Public Safety Supervisor Kery German. “Each week will bring a new challenge that once completed will enter participants into a drawing to win an emergency bag full of must have preparedness items.”

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, events such as the annual Emergency Preparation Workshop are postponed, while the National Night Out (NNO) celebration is being restructured as a virtual event. Details will be announced soon on the City’s website and Facebook pages.

“We hope that our residents will have some fun with this while learning ways to be prepared when an emergency strikes,” German said. “Here in Southern California, we face threats of fires, earthquakes, and floods. Remember, it is never too early to prepare but it can be too late!”

Additional available resources include www.ready.gov, www.redcross.org, and www.do1thing.com.