What You Should Know in a Natural Disaster

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.  This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait, Communicate.  Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” and has an emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.

Whether it’s September or any other month of the year, disaster can strike at any time without warning.  Cal OES encourages all Californians to be prepared for when – not if – the next emergency will occur.   How prepared are you?

Infórmese. Qué hacer antes, durante y después de una emergencia. Ready.gov en Español

10 Ways to Be Prepared

Preparedness is something you can practice with your family!  Cal OES has tips, tricks, brochures, and videos to help you learn what you can do around your home to ensure that you are ready for anything!

Our office is delegated by the Governor to support and enhance all phases of emergency management which include Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.  The Planning and Preparedness Division identifies a number of plans, guidance materials, support information, points of reference, and other materials to assist in the development of a successful all-encompassing preparedness program.

Visit the 10 Ways to Be Prepared and get ready with us! Visite al 10 Maneras de Estar Preparados y prepárate con nosotros!

Preparedness Additional Resources