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Lab 360: Why Lab Employees Are Packing a Go-Bag

Lab 360: Why Lab Employees Are Packing a Go-Bag


At Berkeley Lab, we care about your
safety. We’ve been preparing for a natural disaster such as an earthquake.
These zone disaster containers contain water, medical supplies, and food, but that
said each of us needs to consider what our personal needs might be. So we’re
recommending that you pack a go-bag. I’d like to introduce our emergency manager
Tonya Petty. Thank you Michael. In a personal go-bag, we recommend
that you have walking shoes, a jacket, a map so that you know more than one way
to get home. You also want food and water enough for at least two days. Things that
you should have with you are eyeglasses, keys to your house or car, personal
medications, and some cash. Other items you might want to consider for your
go-bag is a flashlight and a cell phone charger. Tonya thank you for your help. In
the event of a natural disaster the infrastructure that we know to be
functioning today may not be working. Buses may not be operating, cell phones
might not work, bridges and tunnels may be closed. So there are things that we
need to do for ourselves. Here’s what you can do. Sign up for Lab Alert so you can
be kept informed of the current status, and the second thing you can do is
Google go-bag to learn what the contents would be and build your own personal
go-bag and keep that with you in your vehicle at all times. Our emergency
management team at Berkeley Lab is doing their part to keep us safe. They are
working with us, for us, so as a community we’ll be prepared.

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