and will be available this month in county offices and libraries, local chambers of commerce and local retailers including Walmart, Winn Dixie and Publix. This year's 40-page guide includes new and updated information on earthquakes, ways to receive information and what to do before, during and after a wide variety of disasters that could impact our area. Churches, civic groups and businesses may request multiple copies at no charge for distribution as supplies allow by calling emergency management at (850) 983-5360.
With hurricane season running through November 30, emergency management would like to remind citizens that the key to reducing the impact of a disaster on you and your family is to have a plan, get a kit and stay informed. Following the tips found in the latest disaster guide will reduce the stress of last minute preparations and can save lives, money and help reduce damage to homes, boats and businesses. Residents are also encouraged to learn what hurricane evacuation zone they live in by visiting www.santarosa.fl.gov/KnowYourZone
before a storm threatens Santa Rosa County.
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management issues this free publication as a general guidelines to follow when preparing for disasters. As seen in the past, hurricanes are not the only disasters that residents face. Emergency management urges citizens to be prepared and have a plan for all potential disasters. Remember, the first 72 are on you.