Summer is still in full force, which means there’s still time to get outside and enjoy San Diego County’s beautiful weather, beaches and trails. Summer also happens to be the perfect time to meet with your loved ones to prepare for emergencies. Our county is vulnerable to many natural hazards: wildfires, earthquakes, flooding and tsunamis – just to name a few. While we cannot predict when these disasters will happen, we have an opportunity to take steps to be prepared today.
That is why the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the Department of Parks and Recreation want you to pitch-in and join them for this month’s ‘camp’aign to prepare yourself, your home, your family and your pets for disasters. Plus, get a chance to win some fun outdoor prizes, too!
The first 400 residents to complete two simple preparedness steps between July 31 and August 4 will be eligible to pick up ONE FREE 2-PERSON TENT, donated by Target.* Here’s all you need to do:
Step 1). Register for AlertSanDiego
Step 2). Complete a Family Disaster Plan
OR Download the SD Emergency App (iOS & Android)
In addition, five individuals who complete the steps above will also be randomly selected to win a free one-night camping stay at a County Park.**
*Eligible residents will be contacted by email. Tents will be available for pick-up during the week of Wednesday, August 8 through Saturday, August 11 in the Clairemont Mesa area at the following hours. Tents will not be distributed after 1 p.m. Saturday, August 11. Campaign Reward Confirmation Email, installed SD Emergency App or completed Family Disaster Plan, and photo ID required to pick up tent:
**One-night camping space voucher good for up to a year at all County park locations with camping spaces.
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