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San Francisco honoured for emergency preparedness website

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The City's Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security, San Francisco, won a Webby Award for its emergency preparedness website, 72hours.org.

The Webby Award is a leading international honour for Internet sites. San Francisco's innovative approach to disaster preparedness has earned global recognition for this leading service. 72hours.org is just one way for residents during emergency period. 72hours.org provides information on how to prepare for emergencies such as earthquakes, fires, severe storms, power outages and acts of terrorism. The multi-lingual site offers step-by-step instruction on how to make a family emergency plan, build a disaster kit, and get training before a disaster occurs. It also has information on volunteering to help out afterwards.

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