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April 13, 2004

RESIDENTS PREPARE FOR ANY NATURAL OR MANMADE DISASTER. THE STATIONS HAVE ALSO INCLUDED THE COUNTY EMERGENCY SURVIVAL PROGRAMS ANNUAL INFORMATION WEB SITES TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO STAY INFORMED AND STAY SAFE AT HOME. I WANT TO RESOLVE, WITH THIS RESOLUTION, THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY COMMEND KCBS AND KCAL FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTY IN PROMOTING THE CAUSE OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND THEY ARE EXTENDED SINCERE BEST WISHES FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS IN ALL FUTURE ENDEAVORS. AND, MR. CHAIRMAN, I WILL JUST SAY THAT, IN A REGION THAT IS SO IMPACTED BY DISASTERS, WHETHER IT'S EARTHQUAKES OR FLOODS OR FIRES, ONE OF THE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE IS TO-- ONE OF THE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES WE HAVE IS TO EDUCATE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, ABOUT WHAT THESE DISASTERS ARE, WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT, HOW THEY CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES, INOCULATE THEMSELVES AGAINST POTENTIAL INJURY, BUT JUST INFORM THEM. I KNOW THAT, IN OUR OWN HOUSEHOLD, WHERE EARTHQUAKES WERE THE SUBJECT OF CONSIDERABLE CONSTERNATION, AND THE GREAT WORK THAT THE MEDIA HAS DONE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CASE, KCBS AND KCAL, IN EDUCATING AND REASSURING YOUNG PEOPLE AS WELL AS THE REST OF THE POPULATION MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD AND, OF COURSE, IT MAKES US ALL BETTER PREPARED TO RESPOND TO THE EMERGENCY WHEN THE EMERGENCY ARISES. AND SO I, ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US, I WANT TO THANK YOU. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IS ONE

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