Cohasset Community Association Emergency Preparedness Committee
Cohasset Emergency Evacuation Plan
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Letter from the EPC Chairperson
Dear Fellow Cohassians,
Well it has been a very busy and productive five months since the creation of your Cohasset Emergency
Preparation Committee. It became abundantly clear that in the case of another serious disasternatural or
man-madeCohassians needed to be prepared to take care of ourselves and each other for at least one week.
We have nearly 18 volunteers who have committed to varying levels of service. Without their commitment,
none of the wonderful progress could have been accomplished. I also wish to honor the following
volunteers who are overseeing the various sub-committees:
|Karyl Clark||Neighborhood Emergency Blocks Development Location and
|Linda Hartsong ||Emergency Food Collection/Storage and Preparation, Menu
|Bob Krehbiel||Heavy and Light Equipment Resource Location and Availability List|
|Kirk Stokes||Emergency Transportation for Special- and Medical-Need Residents|
|Kathy Lawson||Liaison with Red Cross as Partner Agency Status|
Designated Shelter/Warming and Information Manager
|Liz Weber||Development of Disaster Response Manual for Cohasset|
Coordinator of Emergency Services
Red Cross Certified Instructor
Each and every one of these volunteers is also assisting on one another's sub-committees to lighten each
other's load. Additionally, all the full-time volunteers are taking two FEMA classes to help them better help
you. We are still in need of additional volunteers, even if you only have one or two hours a month. The more
community involvement we have now, the greater cohesiveness we will have when we encounter our next
disaster. I also want to recognize and thank our District 2 Supervisor, Maureen Kirk. Without Maureen's
assistance and perseverance, many doors would not have been opened.
Since our major winter storm/wind event that blew in our New Year, the following improvements have
begun: Cohasset is now being put on the Butte County Disaster Map (noseriouslyCohasset was not even
located on the map!); a Cohassian will be given the rough draft revision of the Emergency Operation Plan to
review information pertaining to Cohasset; the CCA will be provided with a means to communicate with the
county if our phone lines become inoperative; Red Cross Shelter supplies will be pre-positioned in Cohasset;
We are in the process of acquiring a propane-powered generator to enable the CCA Building to function as
either a Red Cross Shelter, a Warming Center or Information Center and supply emergency water to the
residents of Cohasset should our power go out for any significant length of time.
None of these preparations take away from the importance of each and every resident's commitment to be
proactive in making preparations for their own family. We all need to be prepared to be able to go at least three
days without outside help. That means having an adequate supply of food, water, prescription medication
and a safe means to heat your home and cook your food. There are articles included to help you make your
own check-off sheet and information on items to take with you in case we have to evacuate the hill.
Thank you for the trust which you have placed in the Emergency Preparation Committee. Again, if you
would like to sign up to volunteerin any capacityplease see one of the CCA-EPC volunteers listed below.
Also, if you need assistance to evacuate your home in a disaster, or if you know of someone who will need
assistance, contact an EPC volunteer or sign up on the sheet by the front door of the CCA Building.
Here are some numbers to reach volunteers on the EPC, or to add your name to the transportation list:
|Bob & Maggie Krehbiel.......||342-6547|