Be Prepared- San Diego County

Are you prepared for the next wind-driven wildfire? Big earthquake? Torrential downpour and flooding? By following a few simple steps, you can be prepared! A little bit of effort now will bring calm during a critical incident. Get started!

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  • Have a fire extinguisher on hand
  • Ensure that your family knows the location of your utility shut-off controls
  • Plan and practice several different evacuation routes
  • Designate an emergency meeting location
  • Assemble an emergency supply kit (water, food, medicine)
  • Maintain a list of emergency contact numbers
  • Have a portable radio with strong batteries nearby
  • Sign up for CALFIRE Twitter Alerts!