Ember Stomp May 28

Fire Safe Marin and Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority present “Ember Stomp,” a wildfire prevention and preparedness festival. This free event will create an opportunity to further build community while enjoying interactive games and demonstrations that educate Marin County residents on wildfire safety. The festival will honor community activists, highlight wildfire...

Emergency Videos on FHA Website

In conjunction with Sausalito Village, FHA Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman has made a series of videos on how to prepare ‘Grab–and–Go’ bags for people and pets, plus advice on pre-planning the 10 most important items you would take if you had 10 minutes to evacuate. FHA members can view...

More King Tides Ahead

During the early winter months, the combination of the lunar phase and the solar perihelion (when the earth is closest to the sun) can generate especially high tides, also known as king tides. King tides that exceed 6.5′ typically cause street flooding in Sausalito, most often on Gate 5 Road...

Bomb Cyclone Sinks Anchor–Outs

The October 24 bomb cyclone significantly impacted anchor-out vessels. According to USA Today, the recent low pressure phenomenon pulled deep tropical moisture from the Pacific Ocean, creating an atmospheric river that brought strong wind gusts and heavy rain on land and in Richardson’s Bay. Jim Malcolm, the new harbormaster for...

Emergency Buddies

If you live alone, especially with a disability, it’s smart to enlist a buddy to help with emergencies. In one case, a woman in her 90s who lives alone worked out a clever way to check in with her neighbor. When she gets out of bed, she makes sure to...

Disaster Planning for Pets

Leaving pets out of evacuation plans can put pets, pet owners, and first responders in danger, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even if you try to create a safe place for them, pets left behind during a disaster are likely to be injured, lost, or worse. Be...

Get Your Docs Together

Thousands of people who have lost homes in the California wildfires discovered too late that their insurance coverage had not kept up with the rising cost of lumber, labor and other rebuilding materials. Talk to your insurer to make sure you have enough coverage, but for a quick reality check,...

Tech Tools for Disaster Planning

On July 18, the Sunday Chronicle published a Survival Guide Supplement chock full of helpful tips. Here are some excerpts from one article: “Tech tools can help prepare you for disaster.” There are some free apps for your phone, numbers to text, systems to register for and technology to buy...