The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.
National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year’s theme: A lasting legacy.
There’s a lot to think about when preparing for real-time emergencies. Getting prepared is within your reach! If we all prepare, our community is safer during a disaster and more resilient afterward.
Prepare yourself and your family by taking action:
Sign up for alerts
- AlertMarin: Sends critical information from local agencies during a disaster if you need to take Register up to five phones in your household. Sign up for AlertMarin.
- Nixle: Sends out general public safety information alerts via text based on your zip code about local issues. Sign up for Nixle.
- Bookmark and actively check Marin County’s Public Emergency Portal.
- Keep a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) radio on hand to stay informed when without power.
Prepare before an emergency
- Make A Plan to ensure you have a meet-up location for those close to you, contact information, and out-of-area contact
- Gather emergency supplies in case you Stay (shelter in place) or Go (evacuate) and organize them into a Stay Box and a Go Bag
- Last Minute List contains those things you want to take with you if you have time
Videos and wildfire education resources
- Know Your Zone – learn about how evacuation orders or warnings are decided.
- Evacuations and Warnings: How to Survive a Wildfire with Central Marin Fire Battalion Chief — Todd Lando
- 2020 Glass Fire Analysis with Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority’s Executive Officer — Mark Brown
- Learn more about the Greater Ross Valley Shaded Fuel Break through Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA).
- Learn more about Defensible Space and Home Hardening through MWPA.