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Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency Preparedness

Learn how to get ready for an emergency or natural disaster and find out more about volunteer opportunities.

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Be Earthquake Safe

For people living and working in San Mateo County, we all know the next big earthquake is not “if” but “when.” Now is the time to create your family communications plan, compile your earthquake kit, sign up to receive critical information and practice the “Drop, Cover and Hold” method recommended by the Earthquake Country Alliance.

Make A Communications Plan

There’s a good chance your family and loved ones won’t be together when an earthquake strikes, so plan ahead on how you will contact one another.  Here are some ideas:

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Flooding Resources

Although San Mateo County has been in a drought for several years, heavy rains could come at any moment and create flooding in our communities. 

Check out these resources to help County residents and businesses better understand, prepare for and respond to any potential flooding.

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Tips for Terrorism Preparedness

In recent years, the threat of terrorism has been brought home to America, however, it is not a new threat, and you can do something about it. For years, San Mateo County has prepared for a variety of potential disasters. These techniques can help.

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We have extensive resources to help prevent these threats and to take care of community residents who may be victims of such an attack. Police, Fire, HazMat and Health workers are in close communication for threat management.

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Emergency Volunteer Opportunities

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

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