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.
4-WEEK PREPAREDNESS PLAN
National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. What are you doing to #PrepareNow? Follow this simple four-week plan to ensure you and your family are ready for the next emergency!
Week 1: Sept 1-8
Make and Practice Your Plan
Create kits for your home, vehicle and work
Develop a communications plan with family members & friends
Plan to be ready without power, running water, or gas foryour vehicle(s).
Are you able to answer yes to these questions?
Do you know where your utility shut-offs are located and how to shut them off?
Do you have the absolute minimum of supply of water available at your residence?One gallon per person is recommended for a minimum of three days.
Are alternate sources of light ready: flashlights, power failure lights, light sticks (no candles)?
Where will you meet family members if you are separated?
What route (and several alternates) will you use to evacuate your neighborhood?
Do you have transportation?
Who is your out-of-state “check-in” contact?
How will you escape your home? Workplace? School? Place of worship?
Week 2: Sept 9-15
Learn Life Saving Skills
Take Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
Learn CPR & First Aid
Week 3: Sept 16-22
Check Your Insurance Coverage
Do you have sufficient coverage for your residence?
Week 4: Sept 23-29
Save For an Emergency
Have cash readily available—ATM’s do not work when there are power outages