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Three South Coast Cities Receive Grant To Improve Disaster Preparedness

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Lance Orozco
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KCLU News
The Easy Fire burning off of Highway 23 between Moorpark and Thousand Oaks in October 2019.

The money is intended to fund the development of a regional evacuation plan and a bilingual emergency outreach campaign.

Three South Coast cities have received a joint federal grant to help them better prepare for future disasters like evacuations during a major fire.

Moorpark, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks are sharing nearly $100,000 in grant money from the State Department of Housing and Community Development.

The money is intended to help with the creation of a regional evacuation plan. The goal is to also develop a bilingual emergency preparedness campaign.

During the last five years the Thomas, Woolsey and Easy brush fires impacted the the region, showing the need for preparedness for large scale evacuations.