It is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
The Family Disaster Plan and Personal Survival Guide was developed by the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services to help families be prepared in the event of a disaster. The Family Disaster Plan is a template and guide that will help you prepare for and survive a disaster.
The “Top 10 Tips” brochure series was developed by San Diego County’s Access and Functional Needs Working Group. There are 2 different brochures available: One focusing of how people can prepare themselves and their home in the event of a disaster; and one helping people who may need assistance during a disaster and their family, friends and caregivers prepare before a disaster strikes. Please click on the links below for each of the brochures, or contact the Office of Emergency Services at
(858) 565-3490 to have one mailed to you.
After a disaster local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately.
Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, and telephones may be cut off. You may have to evacuate at a moment's notice and take essentials with you.