Emergency Preparedness

Preparedness - An everyday task for everyday life. Being prepared for emergencies is crucial at home, school, work and in your community. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, workplace or school or can confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services – water, gas, electricity or telephones – were cut off?

Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. The best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes. We encourage you to:

  • Get a Kit
  • Make a Plan
  • Be Informed


Learn how to be prepared for emergencies at these websites


Safety and security websites

  • California Office of Privacy Protection  (www.privacyprotection.ca.gov)
    Assists individuals with identity theft and other privacy-related concerns. Provides consumer education and information on privacy issues. Coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement on identity theft investigations. Recommends policies and practices that protect individual privacy rights.