County Cooling Centers and Resources

County Cooling Centers and Resources

As high temperatures impact Californians across the state, many regions will be experiencing triple-digit weather during the summer season. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and its local partners encourage Californians to seek out...
Prepare pets and large animals for evacuations

Prepare pets and large animals for evacuations

*(SPANISH INFORMATION BELOW THE ENGLISH VERSION) A Pet is an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. Through the California Animal Emergency Response System (CARES), The California Governor’s Office of...
Shelters Available for Communities Impacted by Wildfires

Shelters Available for Communities Impacted by Wildfires

As California endures persistent wildfires, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is coordinating with the California Department of Social Services and local governments to ensure impacted communities have access to shelters and vital...
Evacuation Warning vs. Evacuation Order

Evacuation Warning vs. Evacuation Order

As significant wildfires continue to impact many parts of the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) wants to remind all Californians about the importance of being prepared. High heat and dry conditions are contributing to dangerous...
Power Outages Preparedness

Power Outages Preparedness

As summer continues to bring high heat and dry conditions to much of the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) wants you and your family to be prepared if the power goes out.    Preparing for a Power Outage    Here are some steps you...
Safety Tips For Outdoor Activities During Heatwave

Safety Tips For Outdoor Activities During Heatwave

High temperatures are expected to persist across the state, with triple-digit weather in many regions through the weekend. If you’re looking to spend time outside, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) wants to remind you about the...
Safety Tips to Prepare For Heat

Safety Tips to Prepare For Heat

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) would like you to follow a few important steps to keep yourself, your loved ones, neighbors and pets safe during excessive heat. DURING A HIGH HEAT Avoid strenuous activity and direct exposure to the sun...
Landers Earthquake Anniversary: Preparedness Reminder

Landers Earthquake Anniversary: Preparedness Reminder

While many Californians remember the magnitude 6.7 Northridge Earthquake in 1994, the Landers Earthquake two years earlier was actually significantly bigger. The Landers Earthquake struck on the morning of June 28, 1992. This earthquake hit San Bernardino County with...
Camping is S’more Fun when You’re Prepared

Camping is S’more Fun when You’re Prepared

June has been recognized as National Camping Month since the 1970’s, and this year the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) wants you to enjoy your summertime outings safely. Wood-burning campfires, charcoal barbecues, and propane stoves...
Kids Heat Safety in Hot Cars

Kids Heat Safety in Hot Cars

Here are some helpful tips that can prevent your child from having heat-related illness, or worse: Never leave a child of any age in a vehicle unattended for any length of time. Rolling down the windows or parking in shaded areas does little to change the interior...
Earthquakes: Swarms vs. Sequences

Earthquakes: Swarms vs. Sequences

As the state’s premier emergency management agency, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to monitor all disasters around the clock, including earthquakes.  Beginning in February, earthquake swarms in the Southern California area...