This year resolve to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Here are some quick and easy ways you can get prepared for in 2022.
Make an emergency plan: choose a safe place to meet, learn evacuation routes, and establish an out-of-town contact.
Take a current photo of you and your pet together in case you get separated during a disaster.
Get to know your neighbor and invite them to be a part of your emergency plan.
Snap photos of important documents and save them in a secure place or online.
Set up group text lists so you can communicate with friends and family during emergencies.
Take a class in CPR and first aid.
Keep and update emergency supplies; remember to include cash.
Have back-up power sources available to charge devices in case of a power outage.
Snap pictures of your property for insurance purposes.
Check your insurance for coverage on disasters like floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
Sign up for alerts and warnings. Download the FEMA app to get real-time alerts, safety tips, and locate open shelters.
Save for a rainy day! Start and grow your emergency fund.
Financially prepare for the New Year. Find out how with the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit.
Spend within your means. Use a personal budgeting worksheet to help plan for holiday expenses and beyond.
Build up your savings. Put a small amount in your account the first of every month beginning January 1.
California• Wildfire Preparedness Evacuation Guide• Disaster Ready Guide• Get Ready California• California OES Wireless Emergency Alerts• Cal OES Internet Home For Individuals & Families• Cal MyHazards• Local Disaster Resource Directory• Statewide Earthquake Preparedness Drill Information (English) (Spanish)• 2019 Great Shakeout Drill Key Messages (English) (Spanish)• Flood Preparedness (English) (Spanish)
National• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Responses• www.ready.gov
• COVID19- Feeding Your Community
• COVID-19 Food Banks Need You
• Riverside County Food Access Sites – School meals (information updated weekly), senior meals (drive-thru or home delivery) and food pantry locations
San Bernardino Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS):
• Senior Nutrition sites
• Great Plates Program Transitions Back to Senior Nutrition Programs:
Residents can access other nutrition programs by contacting Senior Information and Assistance at (800) 510-2020 or visiting the Department of Aging and Adult Services nutrition webpage
• San Bernardino County Wide Food Assistance Programs
• U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Kids through December 31, 2020
• Guidance for Employers and the Community Regarding COVID-19 Infection and Exposure• Outsmart Disaster• Disaster Relief Resource Guide• Ready Business• Cal OES Internet Home For Businesses & Organizations)• San Bernardino County business Reopening Plan• San Bernardino County has announced the extension of the COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program through December 13, 2020 and is still available for local businesses• Workforce Development Board / Economic Development Agency instituted proactive measures to protect the health and safety of employees, job seekers, and businesses• Human Resource Hotline: (877) 282-3763, M – F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• FEMA Guide for Developing Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship• CBOs: Safeguard Your Organizations Critical Information• The Big Book of Checklists Risk Management Checklists for Ministries• How to Record and Livestream Services• Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency – Faith Based Organizations & Houses of Worship Resources• Dept. of Homeland Security Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Resources
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