There are many hazards that threaten our communities, and there are some actions which you can take that will help you to be more prepared no matter what happens.
UNDERSTAND YOUR RISKS
MyHazards is a tool for the general public to discover hazards in their area (earthquake, flood, fire, and tsunami) and learn steps to reduce personal risk. Using the MyHazards tool, users may enter an address, city, zip code, or may select a location from a map. The map targets the location, and allows users to zoom and scroll to their desired view. The screen then presents information on the risks identified within the search radius, and recommended actions. MyHazards website performs best when using Internet Explorer. Hazard Data is approximate and data layer visibility are subject to the extent of the Map.
SIGN UP FOR COMMUNITY ALERTS
It's like having 911 call you! The Del Norte County Alert System lets you add up to five addresses (i.e. home, office, school, family) and multiple forms of contact (phone, text, and email) so that we can alert you when there's an emergency. We won't share your information and we won't bother you unless it's important.
STOCK EMERGENCY SUPPLIES
You should be prepared in case you need to leave your home in a hurry, with enough supplies to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours (3 days). You should also have a store of supplies at home in case you need to shelter in place for an extended period of time. Your home kit should contain enough supplies for a minimum of 7 days (1 week). Think about any special needs you may have, especially if you have young children, pets, or seniors.
MAKE A PLAN
Do you know the best way to evacuate your home? Your neighborhood? Your community? Have you and your loved ones discussed how you will contact one another if separated in a disaster and/or where you will meet? Do you have backup copies of important identification, insurance, and medical information? The best time to plan for these needs is now.