BE PREPARED

When the next disaster strikes, will you be ready? Take these steps to be prepared.

Preparation for a public health emergency is a responsibility for all Californians. While California is more prepared than ever before, we all have work to do to be sure that we are ready for a disaster when it strikes. And, in California as we know too well, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when the next disaster will occur.

Being prepared for a public health emergency is crucial for individuals, families, schools and businesses. Caring for ourselves and our family members; our neighbors, employees and co-workers; those with special health needs in our communities – all are essential for Californians to emerge from a crises in as good health as possible.

This section provides guidelines and tips to ensure that you and your family are prepared for a disaster before it strikes. Learn more about how to develop emergency plans and protect yourself and others.



Individuals and Families
This section provides guidelines to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency, as well as how to help them cope after a crisis.

Schools
This section describes procedures for handling disasters in schools.

Businesses
This section provides useful information and checklists for businesses.

People with Disabilities
This section provides useful information and checklists for people with disabilities.

Community Organizations
This section provides useful information and checklists for community organizations.