Three South Coast Cities Receive Grant To Improve Disaster Preparedness
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.