Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each disaster has lasting effects, both to people and property. And yet, only approximately one-third of individuals surveyed thought that a disaster was likely to strike their community. The most effective way to lessen the effects of a disaster, should one occur in your area, is to be prepared.
Tulare County OES encourages the public to be aware of the hazards that may impact you. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) maintains the MyHazards website, which allows you to view Earthquake, Flood, and Fire hazard information, along with preparedness measures, for any address in the state. Click on the link above, or navigate to http://myhazards.caloes.ca.gov/ to use the MyHazards website.
Preparing your family, your home, and your business to withstand the impacts of a disaster is one of the best ways to ensure your safety should a major emergency occur. Browse the contents of the Preparedness section to learn more about what you can do to be prepared for a disaster. Watch the video below to learn how easy it is to get prepared
Think you're already prepared? Take the following challenge to see how prepared you really are:
Now, review your answers above. Take follow-up action on any items to which you answered "No" and become better prepared today!