ABC7, Aetna and Edison International have joined the American Red Cross PrepareSoCal campaign. PrepareSoCal is a public awareness campaign to create more resilient communities that are better equipped to help each other prevent, prepare for and respond to life-threatening disasters. Being prepared is the key to surviving a disaster, and PrepareSoCal wants to help viewers be prepared.
We're in this together, Southern California, so:
Get a Kit: At minimum, the American Red Cross recommends that you have the following items in your emergency preparedness kit:
Make a Plan: Families can and do cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Create a family disaster plan including an evacuation plan and a communication plan. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.
Be Informed: Visit PrepareSoCal.org, a website created by the American Red Cross that has step-by-step guides on how to get ready for disasters, including earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, and mudslides, as well as links to disaster preparedness classes in your area to learn more.
Find out about preparedness classes and events in your area here.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information technology services. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.
InvolveCare helps you organize your caregiving activities and share them with family and friends who want to help. Use the app to request assistance and volunteer for activities to help everyone you care for live better. This is how social caregiving is supposed to be. Visit www.involvecare.com/prepare-socal to learn more.
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation's largest electric utilities.
Southern California Edison serves a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.
Edison's commitment to safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers has led our company to power Southern California into one of the most vibrant and innovative regions of the U.S.
Because public safety is first and foremost in everything Edison does, we are implementing safety awareness and emergency preparedness training programs throughout our service territory, in partnership with the American Red Cross.
Electricity can be dangerous. Coming into contact with electric wires can cause serious injury or even death. For that reason, we encourage you to review electric safety tips with friends, neighbors and loved ones to help keep them safe. To learn more, please visit www.sce.com/staysafe.
Be sure to check out the following websites, which are included to enhance your ability to get better prepared.