Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring September 2019 as “National Preparedness Month” in the State of California.
With residents still feeling the impacts of the Ridgecrest earthquakes and wildfire season underway, this National Preparedness Month is a time for all Californians to reflect and act on our shared responsibility to be prepared. Individuals, neighborhoods, businesses and communities can all take steps to help mitigate the devastating effects and look out for one another when disaster strikes. Click thumbnail to read the full proclamation.
Thank you to everyone who participated or attended California's Preparedness Day on Saturday, September 14th, 2019, in Old Sacramento. The event was a huge success and was great to see how many Californians are taking steps to prepare for the next disaster or emergency. Our event featured emergency preparedness activities as well as a variety of disaster readiness demonstrations including watch water rescues, safety operations from land, water and air, all in the spirit of becoming a more prepared California.
Director of Cal OES, Mark Ghilarducci, welcomes visitors to Preparedness Day.