Wrapping September as National Preparedness Month: Are you ready for the next disaster?


Living in a disaster-prone state such as California represents myriad of challenges. With endless threats of drought, wildfires, floods and earthquakes, along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is encouraging all Californians to be prepared for the next disaster.

Recognized annually in September, 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, disasters can strike at any time without warning.

Be prepared for when – not if – the next emergency will occur. National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder to promote family and community disaster planning throughout the entire year.

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To help spread the word to prepare our communities for the next disaster, Cal OES has developed a Planning, Preparedness and Prevention resources page containing a collection of documents, links and videos, all in a singular location to help make it easier for you to get prepared.

Additional resources, including disaster preparedness for pets, kids, schools, businesses/organizations and Listos California, which focuses directly on engaging and readying our most diverse and vulnerable populations, can be found here.

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