Personal Preparedness

Pledge to PrepareEmergencies, big or small, happen to everyone. You may not have a choice as to whether or not you are affected - but you can choose to do something to prepare so that your recovery is more manageable. It is important to plan in advance: how you will connect with one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Preparedness is the key to recovery.


Download the “Preparing on a Budget (PDF)” tip sheet and if you have a smartphone download the San Diego Emergency App for the iPhone and Android.


Preparedness takes a few simple steps:

  1. Make a Plan (PDF)
  2. Build a Kit (PDF) and Disaster Supply Calendar (PDF)
  3. Stay Informed (PDF)