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Emergency Preparedness Committee


  • The Emergency Preparedness Team at Chaparral has undertaken the task of preparing a strategy in case of a major disaster such as a large earthquake. The Team meets once a month and is made up of volunteers from our community who are working on plans for education and preparedness of our residents and guests if a major emergency situation should arise.

    The Team has a procedure in place to communicate with the City of Palm Desert and has established a regional evacuation area within our community to ensure the welfare of our residents in the event of a disaster.


    • Chairperson Betsy Patterson 191 Camino Arroyo South (818) 681-5004 (cell) betsy@betsypatterson.com
    • Co-Chair Peggy Molloy 25 Camino Arroyo South (323) 333-0766 (cell) peggymolloy@gmail.com
    • First Aid Team Leader Suzanne Wilbur 95 Camino Arroyo Place (310) 809-1563 (cell) / (760) 773-2108 (home) swilbur55@aol.com

    • Water - 1 gallon per person per day for at least 5 days, including pets.
    • Food - At least a 5 day supply of non-perishable food and manual can opener for cans. Remember your pet's food and prescriptions.
    • Flashlights with extra batteries, battery or hand cranked radio.
    • Sturdy shoes under your bed; closed toed for protection from glass and debris.
    • First Aid Kit.
    • A whistle to signal for help.
    • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air.
    • A plastic tarp and duct tape to help secure tarp.
    • Emergency contact (out of state) to let family know you are OK.
    • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, if necessary.
    • Sanitizing soap or disinfectant towelettes.
    • Bags for waste and personal sanitation.
    • Sleeping bag or blankets.
    • Prescription medication (14 day supply), eyeglasses and medical information.
    • Important documents in a waterproof bag.
    • Cash and/or traveler checks: loss of power means no ATM or credit cards (minimum of $100 in small bills).
    • Matches in a waterproof container.
    • Change of clothing with long sleeves and long pants, jacket.
    • Make sure to keep your car fueled with at least 1/2 tank of gas.


Chaparral Country Club | 100 Chaparral Drive | Palm Desert, CA 92260 | Phone: (760) 340-1893 | Email: info@chaparralcc.org
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