It’s a fact of life living in Southern California: whether it’s an earthquake, a wildfire, a flood, or some other disaster with long-term impacts, natural and human-caused disasters can strike suddenly and without warning.
That’s why the Red Cross has launched PrepareSoCal: a campaign to prepare families for disasters by providing tips, tools, and training, and promote community resiliency.
The City of Los Angeles states that critical services may disrupted after a hazardous event or disaster and that individuals and families should prepare to be self-sufficient for at least seven to 14 days after a major shock. (Resilient Los Angeles, March 2018)
It is up to individuals like you to prepare themselves and their families to stay safe for the period of time after disaster strikes and before first responders and emergency services – like the American Red Cross – can arrive.