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Presidentof the United States of America, Barack Obama, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, Manuel Sager, and Christine Sager

Presidentof the United States of America, Barack Obama, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, Manuel Sager, and Christine Sager

The Swiss Embassy in Washington’s latest newsletter has arrived with a message from incoming Ambassador Manuel Sager: would you like to get this monthly newsletter from our Ambassador’s office directly in your inbox? Sign up here !

 

Editorial Note

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: A particular topic of interest to Angeleno-Swiss in this issue of “Switzerland Calling!” deals with disaster preparedness. In addition to the mentioned calamities every Swiss-American may have to deal with nationwide, the California-Swiss community should remember to prepare for the inevitable. We haven’t experienced any significant earthquakes in the past 15 years, which may have caused many to forget the importance of being prepared for this exceptional situation. In addition to the www.ready.gov resource mentioned in the newsletter, LA residents may also want to learn more about the LAFD’s Community Emergency Response Team www.lafd.org/lafd-cert, the California Emergency Management Agency www.oes.ca.gov, as well as the California Earthquake Authority, the agency in charge of coordinating risk-management and rebuilding efforts.

“Welcome to Earthquake Country!” by the Earthquake Country Alliance (motto: “We’re in this together”) has two useful publications worth downloading (PDF): “Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country” and “7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business”.

 

Written by M:)

December 22, 2010 at 10:00 am

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