‘Charbonneau residents answered the call and the 2021 Shake Out drill was a big success! Overall, Charbonneau had 45% participation, 590 homes, an increase of 4% over last year. Considering residents who are working and traveling, that is a very positive participation percentage. Fourteen of our 15 HOA’s took part with some showing increases as much as 46%.

This annual drill is a great way for our community to practice how to best face a wide-spread emergency. It is also a timely reminder to check up on your personal emergency supplies like water, batteries and back-up chargers for your cell phone. Emergency lights for homes were the raffle prizes this year and 26 prizes of 2 lights each were awarded throughout the community.

The Emergency Preparedness/Public Safety Committee extends a very special thank -you to the 110 HOA Captains who make this drill a success and watch over our neighborhoods in times of any emergency. They are the heart of our efforts to protect the resiliency of our community. Way to GO Captains!

Want to know more about Emergency Preparedness in Charbonneau? The American Red Cross reminds us: “Disaster can strike at any time! Whether a house fire or a 9.0 earthquake, a single disaster can change your physical, emotional and financial health in a matter of seconds.” Disaster preparedness starts with YOU! In a disaster, your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you; living in Charbonneau, you are not alone!

You should have a RED FOLDER in your home with all the information you need to prepare for emergencies. If not, please contact a member of your HOA’s Board, or ask for a flier at the Clubhouse office that will list a contact person from your HOA’s Emergency Preparedness Team. Volunteer to become a part of the team and contribute to the resiliency of our community.

For additional information contact: Jen Chavez: j.chavez@charbonneaucountryclub.com