The City of Santa Clarita’s mission in an emergency situation is to save lives. By protecting property and the environment in situations associated with natural disasters, manmade disasters, and national security emergencies, the City follows these emergency management objectives:
- Manage and coordinate overall emergency response and recovery operations.
- Coordinate with appropriate federal, state and other local government agencies, as well as applicable segments of private sector entities and volunteer agencies.
- Establish priorities and resolve any conflicting demands for support.
- Prepare and disseminate emergency public information to inform, alert and warn the public.
- Disseminate damage information and other essential data.
- Plan for the continuation of government.
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Pet Preparedness - Top Ten Items for Your Pet's Kit
If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important
member of your household. So when it comes to preparing for fires, earthquakes,
severe weather, or even acts of terrorism, include household pets in your family
emergency planning. Considering what’s best for your family is typically what’s
best for your pets – take care of the entire family!
Assemble an animal emergency kit.
• If you need to evacuate, take your pets with you. If you go to a public shelter,
it is important to know that only service animals may be allowed inside. Plan
in advance for shelter alternatives that will work for you and your pets.
• Develop a pet care buddy system for emergencies with friends, neighbors, and
relatives to make sure that someone is available to care for or evacuate your
pet if you are unable to do so.
TOP TEN ITEMS FOR A PET PREPAREDNESS KIT
1. Food (your pet's regular food)
3. Leash and collar
5. Photo of your pet/ID and a photo of you with your pet
6. Medications your pet needs
7. Immunization/vet records (keep both updated)
8. Pet carrier
9. First Aid Kit
10. Plastic bags for sanitation