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What should we have done first?
 
 
1. Check on your loved ones first.
 
2.  Get your Map Your Neighborhood bag with your sturdy shoes, hard hat and leather gloves and PUT ON.
 
3.  Check on your home.  Check your natural gas.  DO NOT TURN OFF unless you hear gas hissing, smell gas (rotten egg smell) or see the gas meter spinning out of control.  If you turn it off, DO NOT TURN BACK ON.  It can only be turned back on by a So. Ca. Gas representative.  If you do not know where your gas meter shut off valve is or your water shut off valve is, please make sure you locate these valves tomorrow.  Mark them and teach your family how to shut off.  If you would like the services of a company that will come to your home and assist you with this, please visit them on the web.
  
4. Block Captain's that have taught your block the Map Your Neighborhood Program, meet at the gathering spot and place two fire extinguishers on the sidewalk (line of sight).
 
5. Call your OUT OF STATE CONTACT if you are able to make a call to let them know you are OK or to check to see if other family members have checked in.
 
6. If you are in the HB Amateur Radio Association, please check in on the NET.
 
7.  Do not panic.  Remain as calm as possible. 
 
8.  Continue to prepare you home, car and business with emergency survival kits.
 
HBNW sponsors a Map Your Neighborhood Train the Resident class on Thursday, June 11th at 6:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. at the City Council Chambers.  Please e-mail Kelly for pre-registration.  We encourage all Block Captains to take this 9-step Neighborhood Program on what to do within the first hour after an earthquake.  Any resident is welcome to take this class.
 
Register to take a CERT class in RB 
C.E.R.T. Academy No. 41 - September 10, 2009 to October 31, 2009
 
A Free Amateur Radio class is offered in August.  Please contact Ken Hartley for more information on this class and HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association.
 

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