The cost of preparedness is much less than the cost of not being ready. The potential for natural disasters, public health crises, interruptions to utility and communications services, and other adverse events, elevate the need for dedicated facilities.
DISASTER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Togetherness and Support
When it comes to disasters and emergencies, natural or otherwise, the need for preparedness cannot be overstated.
For Crescent City, the need is especially urgent. As the most vulnerable location for tsunamis in the continental US, the threat of disaster looms large over this beautiful community. Add forest fires, floods, and earthquakes, none of them strangers to the area, and the need is even greater.
The Center is well poised to play a key part in preparedness, as there currently is no single regional location capable of providing emergency shelter, food distribution, centralized information services, and parking in the event of a natural disaster.
The Center will allow us to come together as a community, support one another, and overcome even the most challenging of situations.
Crescent City exists in the most vulnerable location for tsunamis in the continental US.
There is currently no regional location suitable for providing emergency shelter, food distribution, or centralized information services in the event of a natural disaster
Safety Center and Support Services
In the event of a natural disaster, the Center will provide residents a central gathering place, where they can learn about critical updates, receive essentials such as food, water, and first aid, and access other support services.
Local leaders can plan for emergency preparedness knowing that the Center will be available as a point for staging, coordination, and distribution.
The Center can be built with backup power for interruptions in communications systems.