General Preparedness

Living in Southern California we face many hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, severe weather and human caused emergencies; it may sound cliché, however it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when you will face one of these emergencies.

Planning for emergencies ahead of time will help you be better prepared to deal with the emergency when it happens.  What kind of emergencies can you face where you live, where you work, where you go to school, where you go for fun?  Where will you or your family be when the emergency happens?  Sit down as a family and talk about these things, have a game plan ahead of time. 

Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services – water, gas, electricity or telephones – were cut off?

Build a household emergency kit and an individual emergency kit for each member of the family.

Plan today, don’t be sorry tomorrow!