Town Hall: Emergency Preparedness

This winter’s barrage of powerful storms served as a stark reminder that natural disasters are not a question of “if” in California, but rather a question of “when.” Compounding our state’s ever-present threat of earthquakes, the climate crisis has increased the frequency and severity of wildfires, floods, and mudslides. Given these dangers, we have a responsibility to prepare ourselves, our loved ones, and our homes.

Senator Allen hosted a virtual town hall on Wednesday, May 3, in partnership with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. Discussion topics included evacuation readiness, property insurance, and home hardening and retrofitting with experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, and California Earthquake Authority.