Preparing Seniors for El Niño

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Preparing Seniors for El Niño

SCE hands out flashlights and blankets during events that emphasize preparing for power outages and staying safe.

A resident at Santa Barbara’s Maravilla Senior Living community leaves an SCE El Niño preparedness event with a blanket donated by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.

Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers prepare free blankets and preparedness materials to distribute to residents at a recent SCE El Niño preparedness event at Santa Barbara’s Maravilla Senior Living community.

Residents receive a free blanket and flashlight as a start for their outage preparedness kits at a recent SCE El Niño preparedness event at Santa Barbara’s Maravilla Senior Living community.

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:10pm

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Jill Hyers knew she needed to educate the 420 residents at Santa Barbara’s Maravilla Senior Living Community about disaster preparedness, especially with this year’s El Niño forecast. Southern California Edison called and offered to co-host a presentation on El Niño preparedness with the American Red Cross and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.

“It was great — it scared the bejesus out of them, but in a good way,” she said.

Read full story in InsidEdison.com.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Edison International | El Niño | Emergency Preparedness | Senior Citizens | climate disaster preparedness | seniors

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