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VIDEO: Earn the Perfect 10 of Preparedness

Video by Dominic Fulgoni
Prepare yourself and family for a disaster. Watch the other videos and Earn the Perfect 10 at

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.

How many of the 10 have you done? We challenge you to watch 10 short videos that break down the most important things you can do to ensure your preparedness in case of an evacuation or the need to survive for a minimum of three days in a major disaster. The videos also explain how to find official information on emergency conditions, evacuation and recovery centers, reduce the risk for wildfire around your home, and create a family disaster plan that includes your pets.

If you fall short of all 10, take action to improve your score. All the items on our easy to-do list require little to no money and minimal time to complete, but they will go a long way toward preparing you for a disaster.

Wildfire season is year-round here and we live in a seismically active region. Prepared residents make for a more resilient community.

Don’t procrastinate, put personal preparedness at the top of your list and Earn the Perfect 10!

Yvette Urrea Moe is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact