Fountain Valley News

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Emergency Awareness and Preparation - What to do?

National Disaster Preparedness

"Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You can." 


Prepare and plan for any event that may cause you to go for three days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or other local services. It is a time to prepare yourself, your family and your loved ones for any emergency. Just follow these three steps: 

  1. Get a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies on hand for you and those in your care, including water, non-perishable food, first aid, prescriptions, flashlights and a battery-powered radio. For a complete checklist of supplies, visit www.ReadyOC.org. 
  2. Make a Plan: Discuss, agree on, and document an emergency plan with those in your care. For sample plans, see www.ReadyOC.org. Work with your neighbors, colleagues and others to build a community network of resilience. 
  3. Be Informed: Information is available to assist you from local, state, and federal resources. You can find preparedness information by: 
  • Signing up for emergency alerts and notifications at www.AlertOC.com
  • Accessing www.ReadyOC.org to learn what to do before, during, and after an emergency. 


Additional resources are available for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs: 


For more about information about Emergency Preparedness and what you can do to plan, please visit our Emergency Preparedness page: http://www.fountainvalley.org/246/Emergency-Preparedness


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