KPCA GetsReady database – sign up: https://kelvinpeninsula.getsready.net
It was not the emergency we have had in mind when discussing building the Peninsula’s emergency response capabilities, but COVID-19 demonstrated, amongst many other things, the need to know your neighbourhood – the people, their strengths and their vulnerabilities. Good neighbourliness came to the rescue in the absence of the developed Peninsula-wide network we have been working towards (see our Summer 2020 Newsletter). We may not be so lucky if, and when, the ‘Big One’ hits: the AF8, as it is known in the trade (an earthquake rupture on the Alpine Fault of an expected magnitude 8 on the Richter scale, thought to be overdue since the last such event in 1717).
So, we have been pressing ahead with a number of initiatives to put flesh on the bones of past announcements, in particular, activating the communication network of eleven localities across the Peninsula: see the new Emergencies page in this website which went live yesterday: https://kelvinpeninsula.org/erg/.
An effective network requires people: the first step is for residents and householders to register their names and contact email; and provide such other relevant information as they so choose. To enable you to be part of our emergency response network, KPCA has launched GetsReady, a web-based application that:
- will allow KPCA to send real-time alerts during an emergency;
- lets people register whether anyone in the household may need extra assistance in an emergency; and
- lets people register skills, resources or aid that they can be provide in an emergency.
Head to https://kelvinpeninsula.getsready.net – for an easy registration process and further detail on the system.