Hurricane Harvey-What Can You Do To Help and Be Prepared
Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane and has devastated the families, communities, businesses and schools in the southern region of Texas. If you are interested in contributing to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, please donate to the American Red Cross or another charitable organization that is assisting with the relief efforts.
Although this catastrophic disaster occurred in Texas, it serves as a reminder that Newport Beach residents need to be prepared for any unexpected emergency. City personnel from all departments actively prepare for disasters and we encourage community members to join us as our Partners in Preparedness. Everyone should have a disaster preparedness kit with enough supplies for each person to last a minimum of three days to two weeks.
What can you do to prepare?
- Join us on Saturday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Civic Center Green for the 9th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo.
- Register your cell phone with the City's Emergency Notification system, Alert OC, this is good for anyone who lives or works in Orange County.
- Sign up for the City's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program to learn valuable life-saving skills. The next CERT training classes begin at the end of September and are free for all Newport Beach residents.