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City of Santa Ana
Wednesday September 14th, 2016 :: 04:01 p.m. PDT


September is National Preparedness Month / City Hall Closed Friday, September 30th until 10 AM for Training Exercise

Are You Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Santa Ana encourages all residents and homeowners to make sure your home and family are ready to survive any natural or human-caused disaster or sudden emergency. Business owners are also encouraged to make sure your business, including your employees, your customer base and your suppliers are ready as well.

As part of National Preparedness Month, the City of Santa Ana will participate in an emergency preparedness drill at City Hall and the Ross Annex on Friday morning, September 30th. Both buildings will be closed to the public until 10 AM. This valuable training will serve as a reminder to all our employees that we must take action to prepare for all types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit.

A wide variety of emergencies could happen here In Southern California. These might include earthquakes, storms or floods, power failures or heat emergencies. Or it could be a more common emergency, like a fire, injury, or medical emergency in the home or workplace. In many cases, first responders will be overwhelmed and won't be able to help you immediately. Are you ready to take care of yourself, your family and your home if something happened now? Could you help neighbors or co-workers? Will you be able to carry on if utilities fail, if roads and communications are disrupted, or if businesses are closed?

National Preparedness Month is the time to stop and see how ready you are. It can be the difference between helplessness and recovery. This September, please make sure your home or workplace is prepared. Just follow these three steps: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.

Get a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies on hand for your family: drinking water, non-perishable food, flashlights, first aid materials, a fire extinguisher and a battery powered radio. If you own pets, remember to include their food, water and supplies. Prepare to sustain yourselves for a week or more.

Make a Plan: Discuss and communicate an emergency plan with all members of your household or business, including what supplies you have, how and where you would evacuate or shelter-in-place and how you would communicate if you are separated.

Be Informed: Learn what type of emergencies can affect your home and workplace. Learn how to get more information before or during an emergency. Sign up to receive emergency alerts at .

For specific tips and resources for preparing, please visit or

Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today!

City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-647-5200

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