Bring your family together to prepare – it's never been more important

Published: September 21, 2021

California has always had its natural disasters (think earthquakes), but recently, residents are dealing with more urgent threats from wildfires, smoke, and storms. It’s important to know how to track where an “event” is happening and prepare appropriately for the unexpected. 

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month, a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both large scale and smaller local events. The most important step you can take is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care for at least a short period of time following an incident. Here are some actions to take now:

1, Bookmark:

2.  Actions from Home:
Prepare your family for an emergency. Ensure that you can go for at least three days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket, or other local services. Here what you can do:

Get more practical tips on preparing for disaster at FEMA’s This website provides detailed information tailored to specific needs, such as people with disabilities, seniors, assisting children, business readiness, and even information for your pets.

WHA members can also bookmark our emergency preparedness webpage, for resources such as finding local access to care, Nurse24 advice line, prescription refills, and other resource links you may need. And, be sure to download WHA’s mobile app so you can access your plan information anywhere.

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