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Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice. Are you prepared? In California, we all need to prepare for the following emergencies:

  • Earthquakes
  • Blackouts/Power outages
  • Fires
  • Heat waves
  • Winter storms
  • Floods

Everyone should have a plan and a tool kit prepared for their home, work, and vehicle.

Basic items that should be in your “Grab and Go” bag include:

  • Copies of important documents (driver license, medical card, insurance documents, etc.)
  • Medications that are regularly taken (make a copy of the prescription before you fill it)
  • Name and phone number of someone out of state (a family check-in point)
  • Cash (small bills)
  • First aid kit
  • Personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, etc.)
  • Personal items (sunglasses, hats, phone chargers, etc.)
  • Portable radio
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Water
  • Snacks

For a detailed list of needed supplies and information on how to be prepared, visit the following resources:

National Fire Prevention Association
National Safety Council
Orange County Fire Authority
Ready OC
Red Cross
The Great California Shake Out
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Labor
Center for Disease Control and Prevention