Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead – You Can

September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Goleta wants to make sure you are prepared for the next natural disaster. This year’s theme is “Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.” We will be posting tips on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, so if you don’t already follow us, now is a good time to start. The City also offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training, Community Disaster Education Workshops and Listos trainings throughout the year to help you prepare for a disaster. In a disaster, emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, and it is recommended to prepare to be on your own for 3-5 days following a disaster. People with disaster preparedness education can make a huge difference in saving lives and protecting property. If you are interested in taking a class or learning more, please contact Liliana Encinas in Neighborhood Services and Public Safety at lencinas@cityofgoleta.org.