Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is not the sole concern of Californians for earthquakes, those who live in “Tornado Alley” or Gulf Coast residents because of hurricanes. Most communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. Americans also travel more than ever before; to areas impacted by hazards they may not be at risk of near their homes. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.



Prepare. Plan Ahead for Disasters. Build a Kit. Stay Informed.

www.Ready.gov – en Español www.ready.gov/es


Make A Plan > How to Prepare for Emergencies

Ready.gov – Make A Plan

Redcross.org – How to Prepare for Emergencies


Build A Kit

Ready.gov – Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

Echo-Sigma – Get Home Bags & Bug Out Bags

Doom and Bloom – Medical, First Aid and Dental Kits



Should you plan to Shelter-In-Place or Evacuate?

You should have a plan for both Sheltering-In-Place AND Evacuating aka Bugging Out. Therefore, when you click on the EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS dropdown tabs for FOOD, WATER, SHELTER, FIRST AID, ENERGY SOURCE, TOOLS/WEAPONS, COMMUNICATION, TRANSPORTATION you will see information about preparing for both Shelter-In-Place AND Bug Out situations.




Emergency Preparedness – 9/30/2015

Surviving Disaster 7/05/2015

Severe Weather Alerts – Natural Disaster Statistics 11/15/2012

Emergency Preparedness 9/28/2012