Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency Preparedness Links

Here are some useful web site links that can help you to learn more about how you can prepare for emergencies.

Teaching kids how to prepare for emergencies is essential. Here's a checklist for kids and parents. You can also find more information at http://ready.gov/kids/.
>> View the emergency preparedness checklist for kids

>> View the emergency preparedness checklist for parents

Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. Here's what you can do to be prepared for a power outage. More information is available below related to Public Safety Power Shutoffs and Wildfires.
>> View tips about how to prepare for a power outage

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) website has an Emergency Preparedness page including "Feeling Safe, Being Safe" that will help you make a plan that you can use in case of an emergency. The video demonstrates how to complete the workbook and put together a home emergency kit. The printable magnet lets you post your essential emergency contact information on your refrigerator for first responders. 
>> View the DDS Emergency Preparedness page

Safety Net web site has online newsletters that focus on specific topics. The Spring 2011 Safety Net newsletter focuses on emergency preparedness for persons with developmental disabilities. 
>> View the Safety Net website

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services site has information about disaster assistance, the State’s Earthquake Program, hazard mitigation and hazardous materials, information for emergency managers, laws and regulations, meetings and workshops, and plans and publications. 
>> View the Governor's Office of Emergency Services website


Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

  • Here are online tools to track power outages in your area:
  • PG&E
  • Southern California Edison
  • SDG&E
  • Governor Newsom launched a website for Californians impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs.
  • Here is a non-emergency hotline that you can call 9 am-9 pm:

1-833-284-3473 to access safety resources.

Other hyperlinks from DDS's Safety website regarding safety/emergency planning:



Sign up to receive County emergency alerts CalAlerts

Locations of pharmacies open in disaster-impacted areas at HealthCareReady.org

During an emergency, regional center consumers and their families who need assistance can contact your service coordinator for assistance or call our main phone number at (818) 778-1900 for assistance. For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.

Additional resources:

Back-Up Generator Fact Sheet

Public Safety Power Shutoff

Emergency Power-Planning Fact Sheet

Preparing for a Power Outage

Power Outage Readiness Tips


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