California Emergency Preparedness Month

California is a beautiful place to live, but as you know, our home state is also vulnerable to many types of natural and man-made disasters. Wildfires, floods, and earthquakes can strike suddenly and with devastating impacts.

While authorities are quick to respond, it is critical for families, businesses, and individuals to be ready ahead of time. Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death when you are confronted with an emergency - every second counts.

As your Representative and a former firefighter, it was my honor to introduce ACR 101 to proclaim September 2021 as California Emergency Preparedness Month.

Don’t wait until a disaster strikes to figure out how you’ll respond. Having a plan ahead of time will help you and your family react decisively and stay safe.

Things to consider:

  • What hazards pose a risk for you based on where you live and work?
  • How will you evacuate your area? Do you know an alternate way out in case your usual route is blocked?
  • What will you bring with you? Make sure to include insurance policies, legal records, and identification documents.
  • Most shelters don’t allow domestic animals, so what will you do with your pets?
  • How will you communicate with your family? Do you have an out-of-area contact in case you get separated?
  • Do you have an emergency kit with enough food, water, clothing, medication, and supplies to last for three days?

Being prepared can make a difference.

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