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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CALEMA: ,2011 Golden Guardian Statewide Exercise Media Events

2011 Golden Guardian Statewide Exercise Media Events

TUESDAY, May 17, 2011
WHAT:  2011 Golden Guardian Kickoff Press Conference with the Capitol Region American Red Cross (ARC) and launch of Ready When the Time Comescorporate readiness campaign.
  • Cal EMA Acting Secretary, Mike Dayton
  • Congressman, Dan Lungren
  • American Red Cross, Capitol Region Chapter CEO, Dawn Lindblom
  • Ready When the Times Comes Corporate Sponsor
  • Grainger
  • PG&E
WHEN:       11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May  17, 2011
WHERE:      Cal EMA State Operations Center (SOC), front steps, 3650 Schriever Ave, Mather, CA  95655
WHY: On Tuesday May 17th, Cal EMA Acting Secretary Mike Dayton will participate in a press conference to kickoff the three day Golden Guardian Exercise, the largest statewide disaster drill. The theme of the 2011 exercise will be catastrophic flooding in the Inland Region of California.  Joining him with the overall message of disaster preparedness will be Congressman Dan Lungren and ARC Capital Region CEO Dawn Lindblom, who will be launching the corporate readiness campaign, Ready When the Time Comes.

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2011

Media Event (Twitchell Island, Isleton, CA)
WHAT:  2011 Golden Guardian Media & Executive Briefing at Twitchell Island
  • Cal EMA Acting Secretary, Mike Dayton
  • Department of Water Resources (DWR), Michael Miller
  • DWR Incident Command Teams
WHEN:  11:30 A.M., Wednesday, May 18, 2011
WHERE:  DWR Flood Fight Warehouse at Twitchell Island, Isleton, CA
Please Note:  The site does not have a physical address.  However, the Owl Harbor Marina is next to the briefing site.  The address for the Owl Harbor Marina is:  1550 Twitchell Island Road, Isleton, CA 95641
On Wednesday, May 18th, Cal EMA Acting Secretary will participate in an executive/media briefing with Department of Water Resources staff.  Flood fighting resources and activities will be discussed.  In addition, media will be able to observe DWR Incident Command teams as they simulate flood activity and response at Twitchell Island.

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