With September being National Preparedness Month, the city of Palmdale will host two free emergency preparedness presentations to help residents become better informed and prepared in the event of a disaster.

The first presentation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Hwy., in Palmdale. Guest speakers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department and the American Red Cross will provide information and handouts on what residents can expect during a major disaster and how to prepare now.

The second presentation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 9 a..m at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, 930 E. Ave. Q-9. It is geared towards seniors but is open to all ages as it will offer information helpful to everyone.

“Imagine that you have no electricity, no gas and no water,” said Kery German, crime prevention specialist. “All businesses are closed or they have nothing left on their shelves. Are you and your family prepared for this?”

No matter what kind of disaster– fire, flood, earthquake or something else—this presentation will offer how-to information, educational presentations and materials.

“September is ‘National Preparedness Month,’ which makes this the perfect time to talk about how to prepare for when—not if—a disaster strikes,” German said.

Some online resources to assist in emergency preparedness efforts include:

www.ready.gov, www.antelopevalleycert.com, and www.redcrossla.org/antelopevalley.

For more information call (661) 267-5170.