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Emergency Preparedness Kit
Earthquakes, flooding, and fires should be expected in Southern California. If a major disaster strikes your area, be prepared to survive 7 days without assistance.
Here are some tips to keep you and your family be prepared for an emergency:
- Develop a family communications plan so that all members know how to reach 1 another during an emergency; consider several scenarios.
- Teach everyone in the household the drill and then practice it.
- Make specific plans for people with special needs and family pets.
- Prepare an emergency supply kit:
- Water: 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 7 days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food: at least a 7-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Survival whistle or other method of signaling
- Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape for shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
- Local maps
- Cell phone and chargers (including a/c and car)
- Contact list, including out-of-state contacts
- Listen to your local Emergency Alert Station
- 95.1 FM Valley / High Desert
- San Bernardino County Emergency Information: 909-355-8800
- Report Emergencies: 9-1-1
Emergencies can happen at any time and without warning. As we observe National Emergency Preparedness Month, now is a great time to share information on the steps East Valley Water District takes to protect water service during critical events.
- East Valley Water District creates water system redundancies by having District facilities located in a way that allows to serve as backups to each other.
- To avoid water service disruptions during power outages, the District has generators and batteries to serve as alternate power sources.
- The District is part of regional emergency network where regional water agencies plan, train, and work together in emergencies.
- Staff participates in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training and other year-round trainings.
- The District maintains a series of documents to identify potential emergencies and steps to minimize the impacts when they occur.
- Shares important information with the community through its emergency notification system, website, social media channels, and the local media.