National Preparedness Month is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.
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? Join us for events highlighting preparedness and check out the tips and resources listed below for important information you can use to protect yourself, your family, and your property. Preparedness is a responsibility we all share. Let's do our part.
This year, Cal OES hosted more than 3,000 Californians at the 6th annual California Day of Preparedness event in Historic Old Sacramento. The event took place on Saturday, September 6th where visitors enjoyed a variety of disaster readiness demonstrations including a mobile earthquake simulator – sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Utilities Emergency Association (CUEA), which allowed participants to experience the magnitude of the recent 6.0 Napa Earthquake. Guests also witnessed the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART) and Marine Unit conduct water rescues, and the unique sensory abilities of search and rescue dogs.
Check out some picture from the event here.