Emergency Preparedness


You are the best person to plan for your safety in an emergency or disaster. This means it is important to have emergency preparation plans, knowing who to contact, and creating a personal support network. 

Feeling Safe, Being Safe Guide


Warming Center

With significant winter weather impacting much of California with multiple rounds of rain, heavy snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is working with local government partners to coordinate any necessary response and provide resources to communities such as generators, comfort kits, or other necessities to ensure that residents stay safe. 


Preparing for High Winds

As drought continues throughout Northern California, dry conditions along with severe weather may cause fires, downed powerlines, and destruction of property. With little rain recently, high winds and gusts are a threat when conditions are dry. Stay prepared for high wind events by planning, being aware of your surroundings, and reporting down powerlines/outages. PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) events are unlikely during times in the winter but with our current dry conditions it is always a good idea to stay prepared.


Disaster Preparedness

Public Safety Power Shutoff, Power Outages, Flooding, and Mudslides

As we transition into more high wind weather conditions, it is best to be prepared for power outages. Fall weather includes high wind gusts and dry climates which leads to Red Flag Warnings - warm temperatures, very low humidities, and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger. Red flag warnings may lead to Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS.