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.
Understand which disasters are likely to occur in your area and what you must know to stay safe.
More ways to prepare
Watch our 2 minute video to learn how to give Hands-Only CPR to buy precious time for a person experiencing cardiac arrest.
Print Out the Be Red Cross Ready Fact Sheet
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Learn about the campaign’s mission, goals, and how the Red Cross and its partners are using to identify communities of focus.
The Red Cross offers a variety of tools, trainings, and programs to help you, your community, and your business prepare for a major disaster.
Learn how the Red Cross is working with community leaders across Southern California to build resilient populations.
Learn more information and resources on wild fire safety, first aid classes and earth quake preparedness.
Now that you know which types of emergencies to plan for, browse our Emergency Resource Library to learn what to do before, during and after specific events like hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and more.
The Red Cross honors donor intent and all donations earmarked for Disaster Relief will be used to help people affected by disasters, big and small. Americans work hard for their money, and we’re committed to being the very best stewards of our donors’ dollar. The Red Cross keeps our expenses low and an average of 90 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.
Help people affected by disasters big and small.