Free Natural Disaster Preparedness Handbooks Available from UOG Sea Grant
Free Natural Disaster Preparedness Handbooks Available Tomorrow from UOG Sea Grant
Don’t let tropical depressions get you down! The University of Guam Sea Grant Program will be handing out free homeowner’s handbooks on natural disaster preparedness to the public from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. tomorrow, July 7, at the Home Depot in Tamuning.
The handouts are part of an educational outreach initiative to encourage proper planning for disasters and to assist residents with hazard recovery.
“As homeowners are assessing any damages from Tropical Storm Maria, UOG Sea Grant will be providing a free resource specifically geared toward natural disaster recovery and preparation specific to the Mariana Islands,” said Phillip Cruz, UOG Sustainability Coordinator.
The contents of the handbook include preparedness against natural disasters affecting the Marianas, such as earthquakes, flooding, tsunamis, typhoons, and more. The guide was created to help homeowners prepare for natural hazards by establishing family emergency plans, emergency kits, and a hazard preparation checklist.
For more information, contact UOG Sustainability Coordinator Phillip Cruz at (671) 688-4732 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About UOG Sea Grant:
UOG Sea Grant is one of 33 programs across the nation with the mission to provide integrated research, communication, education, extension, and legal programs to coastal communities that lead to the responsible use of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources. The National Sea Grant College Program is a partnership between universities and the federal government’s National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency within the Department of Commerce. The Sea Grant network includes more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, public outreach experts, educators, and students. UOG Sea Grant is based in the UOG Center for Island Sustainability. To learn more, see www.uog.edu/seagrant.