Assess your plan and readiness now rather than in the middle of an emergency when you might be under some duress. Be prepared to evacuate with only minutes notice. Do you have all the necessary items handy to take with you? Do you have contingency plans for different times of the day like if a fire breaks out while some family members are at work or school? Your loved ones’ safety is foremost in your mind and you want to be certain that you’re well prepared.
Check supplies to make sure food, water and medications have not expired and that every family member’s dietary or medical needs are represented. Review your family disaster plan, practice evacuating, and discuss where to reunite in case phone service isn’t reliable. Check with schools or childcare providers to make sure you are aware of emergency plans and how you will be contacted. Reach out to family members, especially elderly ones, and review their plans and supplies for your own peace of mind.
Register your –and other family members’– cell phones with AlertSanDiego so that you will all be notified of an emergency affecting your neighborhood. This is especially important if you no longer have a landline at your home. You can also download the SDEmergency App. ReadySanDiego.org is a great resource for a wide variety of preparedness tips.
Make sure your homeowner’s insurance policy is up to date, covers wildfires and insures all