On June 13, 2018, City of Indio staff participated in the Mass Care and Sheltering Table Top Exercise at the Riverside County East County Emergency Operations Center. The training identified ways to assist and shelter people and pets during a major emergency or disaster. Various Riverside County departments, agency stakeholders, nonprofit groups and volunteer organizations also attended the exercise. The group found that proper coordination and communication are keys to saving lives. Riverside County’s Emergency Management Department encourages all residents to sign up for Alert RivCo at www.rivcoemd.org to receive emergency notifications. Be sure to be prepared and have emergency supplies and a family emergency plan ready. Go to https://rivcoready.org for more information.