Emergency Preparedness

Disasters often happen without warning which is why it is best to be prepared and have a plan.  Create an emergency plan with your family, neighbors and coworkers before disaster strikes.  Santa Cruz County can be affected by events such as earthquakes, floods, severe storms, power outages and wildfires.   You may be forced to evacuate your home or go for days without basic necessities.  In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, emergency responders may not be able to reach you immediately.  

Use the resources in this section and from the emergency preparedness resources listed below when creating your emergency plan and preparing for potential disasters.

Santa Cruz County Office of Response, Recovery & Resilience (OR3)

American Red Cross

Be Prepared California (California Department of Public Health)