There have been a couple of stories in the news recently about good Samaritans attempting to help others in an emergency situation only to become casualties of downed power lines.
The City of Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team Association (MBCERTA) invite everyone to join them for an informative session on how to be better prepared and ensure your safety when dealing with electricity and gas before, during and after a disaster.
Representatives from Southern California Edison, The Gas Company and Manhattan Beach Public Works will each give presentations and answer your questions.
They will go over the dangers of downed power lines, basics of electricity generation, transmission and distribution and communications and will offer a quiz on identification of downed power line dangers.
This free event is open to the public and takes place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Joslyn Auditorium located at 1601 Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.
This information could save your life.
For more information, call 310-802-5053.