Be Informed


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Be Informed

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency. However, there are important differences among potential emergencies that will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Wherever you are geographically, it is important to learn about the potential emergencies that could happen where you live or are visiting and the appropriate way to respond to them.

Emergency preparedness is no longer the sole concern of earthquake prone Californians and those who live in the part of the country known as "Tornado Alley." For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

Other Recommendations:

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Sign up for the county's
Community Emergency Alert Network

Read about the county's Pandemic Flu Plan 

Register for the county's Special Needs Registry


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