How You Should Prepare

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How You Should Prepare
California’s federal emergency preparedness partner, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) does an excellent job in its description of preparedness displayed below:

“Preparedness is everyone's job. Not just government agencies but all sectors of society -- service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen -- should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.”

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is delegated by the Governor to support and enhance all phases of emergency management which include Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation. This area of the “Planning and Preparedness Division” site identifies a number of plans, guidance materials, support information, points of reference, and other materials to assist in development of a successful all-encompassing preparedness program. Navigating through the accompanying pages will direct users to specific information that is categorized by potential partners from emergency managers, all levels of government, the community, schools, and business.

Additional Resources:
FEMA Ready Gov

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response

Disability.Gov Emergency Preparedness

American Red Cross