Office of Emergency Services
It's important to be prepared to deal with emergencies and disasters of various types.
Staying informed is essential to your successful preparedness during an emergency. Visit these resources for information on Current Incidents, Mitigation, Preparedness, Partners, and to learn more about the City of San Diego’s dissemination of emergency incident updates.
Although you should not self-deploy to a major disaster, it does take a whole community approach, involving residents like you who are committed to neighborhoods, churches, schools, and volunteer organizations to build resilient communities. People who are involved in their community are the key to this disaster resilience. A resilient community is one that can withstand a disaster and get back to normal quickly, even if normal isn’t the same as it was before. Remember, community preparedness starts at home. If you know that your family is prepared at home, you will be better able to help others in your community.
Identify Hazards Relevant to You and Learn which kinds of natural and human-caused disasters pose a risk for your area (earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.). Type your home address into this website from the California Office of Emergency Services to discover the hazards that exist in your area.