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County Partners with Lyft to Drive Disaster Preparedness

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San Diego County is vulnerable to many types of emergencies: fires, floods, and earthquakes just to name a few. These disasters can strike at any time, and we should all be prepared to keep ourselves, and our loved ones, safe. But a 2017 survey conducted by the County found only half of San Diego County residents are prepared to evacuate their homes within 15 minutes. Only 38 percent have an emergency plan.

Government
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VIDEO: Volunteers Vital to Senior Disaster Preparedness

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When disaster strikes, the Office of Emergency Services can’t handle everything alone. Volunteers Regina New and Joyce Ballesteros recognized the need to educate senior assisted living facilities by helping form the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Disaster Preparedness Task Force. Learn more about volunteering with the County.

Animals

Make Pets Part of Your Disaster Plan

| 4:19 PM

Could you and your family evacuate in 15 minutes or less? September is National Preparedness Month and just as you prepare your family for a disaster, the same can be done for your furry family members—dogs, cats and other animals both large and small.

Public Safety

Sparks from Vehicles a Top Cause of Local Wildfires

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CAL FIRE Capt. Kendal Bortisser recommends that drivers carry a fire extinguisher in their vehicle in case of an engine or brush fire, and, if they have one, they can try to extinguish the fire on their own.