The County of San Diego proclaimed a local emergency Friday, due to damage caused by the severe winter storms that hit the region late last month. The proclamation will cover damage experienced by cities, special districts and the unincorporated area in the region, helping make the region eligible for potential federal and state resources. These […]
More rain? More sandbags. With days of heavy rains predicted, the County has a new list of even more places where residents can get sand and bags to help protect property.
Have you lived through an earthquake, fire or tsunami? Ever evacuated from a hurricane or taken cover from a tornado? We want to hear your story! Were you prepared for the disaster you encountered? And what did you learn from the experience that you can share with others? Living through a catastrophe can prompt you […]
The holidays can be a joyous time, but only if you prevent winter weather-related house fires. How big a danger is this? According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires per year that started with Christmas trees. These fires caused an […]
Do you own a property with a well in San Diego County? Is it dry due to our prolonged statewide drought? Help is available.
We know all about the San Andreas Fault. But there’s a lesser known fault running through the heart of the San Diego, and it has the attention of emergency planners. A geology professor at San Diego State University shows us where you can see signs of the Rose Canyon Fault and how dangerous it could be.
While we hope there won’t ever be an ultimate “test” of our personal preparedness for a natural or man-made emergency, the County urges you to take 10 easy steps that will help you be ready if disaster strikes.