Disaster Preparedness Resources
Links to Disaster Preparedness Organizations
The following are links to additional disaster preparedness resources. You’ll find tips, brochures and checklists to help your family prepare. To be featured on our resources page, please contact Jairo Moncada.
Citizen Corps, coordinated nationally by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, provides tips and information on keeping your family, home and community safe from threats of crime, terrorism and disasters of all kinds. Additionally, the site provides information on Citizen Corps programs, volunteering, developing community action plans, assessing possible threats and identifying local resources.
As part of the part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA provides information on different types of disasters and hazards, federal disaster declarations and federal disaster assistance.
This section of the FEMA Web site is designed to teach kids how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. The site offers kids an opportunity to learn what causes disasters, what they can do to prepare for a disaster, play games and read stories. Also offered are resources parents and teachers can use in teaching kids about disaster preparedness.
Ready.gov, a campaign of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, provides disaster preparedness resources and information for families, businesses and kids. The site provides a listing of community and state resources for the entire nation and information about the risks associated with a wide range of natural and man-made disasters.
This section of the Ready.gov Web site provides kids an opportunity to plan for disasters, learn about disasters and play games. Additionally, the site provides information and resources that parents and teachers can use to teach kids about disaster preparedness.
CaliforniaVolunteers coordinates volunteer activities related to disaster response and recovery, including necessary training, equipment, and transportation provisions. CaliforniaVolunteers works to strengthen the state’s readiness for and ability to respond to large-scale disasters. This site provides important information and tips about how to prepare for a disaster. The site connects people with the appropriate organizations that respond to disasters in California.
The Be Prepared California Web site provides guidelines, tips and checklists on how individuals and families, schools, businesses, people with disabilities and community organizations can be prepared for a public health emergency.
Cal EMA coordinates overall state agency response to major disasters in support of local government. The Cal EMA site offers disaster preparedness information and tips for various populations including families, children, pets, elderly persons and people with disabilities. Additionally, the site contains state emergency bulletins, the state's threat advisory level and state disaster assistance information.
The California Earthquake Authority is a publicly managed, largely privately funded organization that provides catastrophic residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake loss.