During its 30-year history, the city of Santa Clarita has not been a stranger to emergencies/disasters. September is National Preparedness Month, an opportunity to remind Santa Clarita Valley residents to prepare today for tomorrow’s potential disaster.
Join in on the national campaign that tasks citizens to develop family emergency plans, create disaster kits, stay informed, and get involved in community preparedness.
Are you prepared? Make emergency preparedness your life skill.
Do you know where your utility shut-offs are located and how to shut them off?
Are you prepared to be without utility life-lines—water, gas and electric?
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?
Did you practice your plan?
Three Steps to Get Ready for a Disaster
Get a Kit – Be aware of specific needs you may have if an emergency strikes like: medication, power needs, eye glasses, devices that you may count on, pet needs, etc.
Make a Plan – Understand actions you can take to be prepared for emergency
Stay Informed – Sign up to receive alerts; know where to go for information – city website, local and regional radio; Receive Emergency Updates: Subscribe to receive emergency notifications via email or text message by filling out an online form or by texting SCEMERGENCY to 888777.
For more tips visit www.Ready.gov.