Confronting life-threatening risks in the wake of a disaster is never ideal. Far better is addressing a community’s risk long before an earthquake, wildfire, or flood occurs. This is particularly important in certain communities where socioeconomic, demographic and topographic factors, as well as lower income and education levels, make them even more vulnerable to foreseeable disasters.
Every community can be ready when disasters strike by taking the steps to prepare now.
With the help of local civic leaders, faith-based organizations, schools and community organizations, Red Cross preparedness resources can reach people where they live, work and play and build a network of resilient communities across Southern California