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- Emergency Preparedness
Emergency preparedness is just that: it's the steps you take to ensure you are safe before, during, and after an emergency or natural disaster. When you're in the middle of a crisis, there is no time to plan an adequate response; planning in advance is the best protection. These plans are important for your safety in both natural (floods, heat waves, strong winds, earthquakes, etc.) and man-made disasters (explosions, fires, chemical and biological attacks, etc.).
Individuals with disabilities may be especially vulnerable during and after emergencies, making it that much more important to plan early and be prepared.
While earthquakes can happen anywhere without warning, southern California is at a higher risk than most with about 10,000 earthquakes occurring each year!
California created more consistent message regarding evacuations to eliminate confusion in an emergency.
Fireworks pose a serious threat to wildfire and danger to personal injury. With a year round fire season, the fire risk to our community is substantial and cannot be ignored.
Heat Wave Safety
During days of extreme heat, your body works extra hard. Take proper precautions to ensure your family stays safe.
Winter months are the leading time of the year for home fires. Use fire-resistant decorations to build a fire safe space.
When you are at the beach and choose to get into the ocean, prepare for changing tides, fast currents, strong waves, and various other hazards.
Office of Emergency Services
Emergency preparedness is the state of readiness to respond to both natural and man-made disasters, crises, or any other type of emergency situation.
Public Safety Power Shutoffs
Public Safety Power Shutoffs occur in response to severe weather. Local power companies may turn off power to help prevent wildfire and keep residents safe.
Ready for Rain
Flooding is caused by a number of factors, but the two main concerns are rainfall intensity and duration.
Ready, Set, Go
The Ready, Set Go! guide will help you through the process of making your home resistant to wildfires and your family ready to evacuate.
Red Flag Warnings
A Red Flag Warning or a Fire Weather Watch is issued when the combination of dry fuels and weather conditions support extreme fire danger.