Those who plan in advance often do better at recovering from disasters than those who do nothing. Your plan should include your entire family and incorporate the family’s specific needs. When formulating your plan take into consideration the potential disasters you might face. Having a plan will help lessen the stress of dealing with disaster. Ideally, a well thought out plan will help in your recovery from a disaster as well.
Flooding is the most common natural disaster in Riverside County. Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage, which may not be covered by Homeowners’ insurance.
Disaster preparedness is about having an established safety plan. By the time a severe storm hits, the challenge of staying safe becomes much greater.
Extreme Heat and Cold Weather
Riverside is a diverse county and ranges from mountain communities to vast deserts. Temperatures can vary dramatically and extreme weather is not uncommon. Staying informed on weather forecasts will help you plan and prepare for when extreme heat or cold is forecast, take precautions early to avoid weather-related illness or death.
Information on safety during a power outage.
Do you know what to do you if you feel the earth start to shake? What should you do after the shaking has stopped?
Evacuations can be extremely stressful. Planning in advance for evacuations and knowing what to expect will help reduce stress.
In the event of a terrorist attack, government officials will instruct residents on what actions they are taking and what actions the public should take. It's important that you remain calm, cooperate fully with local officials and do not try to be a hero. Failure to follow instructions from local officials could cost you and others their lives.