Cal OES Goes Full Court Press on Preparation During March Madness


With the 2024 NCAA basketball tournament now in full swing. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Invites you to take your best shot at disaster preparedness.

Beginning March 28, you can vote on what item is most essential to have you in Go-bag.

Follow our  Cal OES Instagram account and vote on which item is most essential in our single-elimination tournament.

Having a Go-Bag packed and ready with some essential items is important because seconds matter in an emergency. Knowing you have everything packed for each member of your family can give you more time to follow orders quickly and safely.

Pack a Go-Bag

Packing a Go-Bag can be as simple as gathering some of the necessary items below and putting them into a bag, a box, a container, or anything that fits your family’s needs. When a disaster hits, you might not have time to gather the necessary supplies.

Here is a list of Go-Bag items that you can vote on starting March 28 at 12pm

  • Food
  • Water
  • Medication
  • Cash
  • Contact List
  • Important Documents
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Clothing
  • Water Bottle
  • Multi-Purpose Tool
  • Blanket
  • Power Bank
  • Book/Deck of Cards
  • Hygiene Products

And don’t forget your pets!

Here’s what a go-bag could look like. A backpack stuffed with items you deem necessary. Each persons could look a little different.

Being prepared for a disaster doesn’t have to be overwhelming or scary. Listos California has 5 tips that you and your family can use when preparing for a disaster.

  • Sign up for local alerts
  • Pack a Go-Bag
  • Create a family emergency plan
  • Know your evacuation routes
  • Check on your friends and neighbors


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