For Individuals & Families

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“Preparedness is everyone's job. Not just government agencies but all sectors of society -- service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen -- should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.” ​

​​Plan & Prepare

​​​​What will you do if a disaster strikes today? Will you be ready?​​

This short instructional video, produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, explains  the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: 

  • ​being informed

  • making a plan

  • building a kit

  • and getting involved.​

​10 Ways to Be Prepared

Preparedness is something you can practice with your family!

Cal OES has tips, tricks, brochures and videos to help you learn what you can do around your home to ensure that you are ready for anything!

Our office is delegated by the Governor to support and enhance all phases of emergency management which include Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation. The Planning and Preparedness Division identifies a number of plans, guidance materials, support information, points of reference, and other materials to assist in development of a successful all-encompassing preparedness program.

Visit the 10 Ways to Be Prepared and get ready with us!

Visite al 10 Maneras de Estar Preparados​ y prepárate con nosotros!​

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​​​​Animals & Pet Planning

Don't forget about your furry friends!​

​If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. 

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system, are the same for any emergency. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. 

Keep in mind that what’s best for you is typically what’s best for your animals. 

How We Can Help​​

The California Governor'​s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is delegated by the Governor to support and enhance all phases of emergency management which include: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

The Planning and Preparedness division at Cal OES identifies a number of plans, guidance materials, support information, points of relevance, and other materials to assist in development of a successful all-encompassing preparedness program.

Planning for disasters starts at home, and the more informed you are, the better! Visit the links below to learn more about:​

​9-1-1 Services

The State of California, in concert with all public safety agencies, is dedicated to providing its citizens with the best emergency services possible. The goal of the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch is to enable Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to provide expedient telephone access to emergency services for all 9-1-1 callers. The 9-1-1 telephone number is a significant step in this direction. 

The Public Safety Communications, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch, is committed to assisting PSAPs in the administration and funding of this lifesaving resource in their communities.​​​​

​Recovery After a Disaster

Cal OES respond to and aids in the recovery from emergencies within the State of California Under the authorities of the California Emergency Services Act (ESA), the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA), the federal Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and other legislation.

Within Cal OES, the Recovery Branch is responsible for managing disaster recovery and providing assistance to local governments and individuals impacted by disasters. Click on the following links to learn more.

Events for ​Individuals & Families

 

 

Invitation for Public Comment: Programmatic Agreement 2019https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Lists/Calendar Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=22Invitation for Public Comment: Programmatic Agreement 20199/16/2019 9:00:00 PM10/17/2019 12:00:00 AMSee attatchments<p>​Cal OES, on behalf of the U.S Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), invites you to comment by October 16, 2019 on the Updated Draft Programmatic Agreement (Agreement) which governs National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Review of FEMA-Funded Undertakings in California.<br> <br>The Agreement between FEMA, Cal OES, and the California State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), is a framework to ensure the protection of cultural resources and historic properties potentially affected by grant projects (Undertakings) funded by FEMA in the State of California. <br> <br>Details regarding how to submit your comments is provided in the attached FEMA document “Invitation to Comment_Updated_Draft_ Prog_Agree2019_508.pdf.”  The Agreement is attached as “09.06.19 Draft 3 CA20141030_508.”<br> <br>Thank you for your interest in Cal OES and our work with FEMA and SHPO.<br></p>{E5356DCC-B98E-4DE1-B5A8-FB596CC1F2EB}GP0|#5c2352b6-fb4e-475d-8d45-1bce5e618ade;L0|#05c2352b6-fb4e-475d-8d45-1bce5e618ade|Recovery;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B010100A89DEED857A83648A8A1F0AE21CB4D2422
The Great California ShakeOuthttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/EarthquakeTsunamiVolcanoProgramsSite/Lists/Calendar Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=8The Great California ShakeOutJoin Cal OES for the Drop, Cover, and Hold On, or Lock, Cover, and Hold On Earthquake Drill10/17/2019 5:15:00 PM10/18/2019 12:00:00 AMStatewide<p>​Join Cal OES for the Drop, Cover, and Hold On, or Lock, Cover, and Hold On Earthquake Drill</p>{801F0FEB-A90A-4098-A761-61B058DBD20D}GP0|#4daae993-80e8-4ce5-8bd0-cb49d5762fb3;L0|#04daae993-80e8-4ce5-8bd0-cb49d5762fb3|Earthquake, Tsunami & Volcano Programs;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B010100FB1A34566D6EF1459FB33E217AE4EC928

 

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