Natural hazards are a part of living in Southern California, with earthquake being the most likely scenario. However, there is the potential for many different natural and manmade hazards such tsunami, terrorism, hazardous material spills, etc. Do you know what hazards affect you in your home, school, or workplace?
Huntington Beach has highly trained and well-equipped public safety personnel, but if a major disaster occurs there could be a shortage of fire and police personnel available to respond to all calls for help. It could take more than 72-hours before public safety personnel will be able to respond to your home or business during a major disaster. As a member of the community, you can help the city respond to a disaster by preparing your family, home, school and work.
More than 82% of U.S. residents are aware that emergency preparedness is important to handle disasters. Yet of these, most have made little, if any, actual preparations! What about you? Are you ready? Being prepared will help reduce fear, anxiety and losses that accompany disaster situations.
Solar chimneys are passive solar ventilation systems. Shafts connect the interior and exterior of the building. The functioning can be improved by glazing and using thermal mass materials. Learn more about solar.