When communities are unprepared for any type of disaster or emergency, this will consequently result in a greater loss of life and injury simply because residents are uninformed and unprepared.
Make an Emergency Kit
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Here is information on how to make a kit
Make an Emergency Plan
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Here is information on how to make a plan
Don't Let Earthquakes Catch You Off Guard - Sign up for Free Earthquake Warnings
Earthquake Warning California is managed by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and is the country’s first publicly available, statewide warning system. The warning system is designed to give California residents a few moments warning to take cover before shaking occurs.
To receive earthquake warnings, Californians can download the free MyShake App, which is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.
To learn more about Earthquake Warning California or for industry/business resources to help spread the word with your employees, customers, and the public, visit earthquake.ca.gov.
Tsunami Evacuation Zones
A tsunami is a series of traveling ocean waves of extremely long length generated by disturbances associated with earthquakes occurring below or near the ocean floor. There are two sources of tsunamis: remote and local. Remote tsunamis have been the most frequent to hit California and are generated by earthquakes off the coasts of Japan, Alaska, Hawaii, and Chile.
The Imperial Beach Tsunami Evacuation map is a helpful tool to stay prepared in the event of a tsunami.