Be Prepared

Keys to being prepared for an emergency
  • have an Emergency Supply Kit. Keep an extra Emergency Supply Kit in your car in case you cannot get to your home because of fire or other emergency. 
  • have a plan.
  • have fire extinguishers on hand and train your family how to use them (check expiration dates regularly). 
  • ensure that your family knows where your gas, electric, and water main shut-off controls are located and how to safely shut them down in an emergency. 
  • maintain a list of emergency contact numbers posted near your phone and in your emergency supply kit. 
  • have a portable radio or scanner so you can stay updated on the fire.

An emergency preparedness kit should include enough supplies to sustain each member of the household and family pets for at least 72 hours.

Build an emergency preparedness kit videos from the American Red Cross
Let's Make a Survival Kit
What's in My Survival Kit

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Local Resources for Sandbags and Sand

To protect homes and businesses from rising floodwaters, purchase sandbags and sand, refer to this handy guide of local sources.



Learn how to safely turn off your electricity:

For proper shutoff procedures for propane, contact your local gas company.

Power Outages and Downed Power Lines

24-hour Power Outage Information Line: 800-PGE-5002.

If you see downed power lines, leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.