In a major disaster, it might be several days before vital city services are restored. San Rafael is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man-made, including earthquakes, fires, severe storms and tsunamis. Your best defense is to be informed and prepared for emergencies, both at home and in your place of business. We've provided a number of resources to help you create a plan that will assist you during an emergency.
Prepare an Emergency Plan for Your Business
Get Ready 5th Grade
Get Ready 5th Grade, available to all 5th graders in the Bay Area, is a 1-hour lesson to learn about possible disasters in our area and how to take action and lead their family to prepare for emergencies at home. If you have a child in the 5th Grade, ask their teacher if the program is being conducted in your school.
Recovery activities are those necessary to restore services and systems to a state of normalcy. Recovery actions include damage assessment and those necessary to return health and safety systems (e.g., water) and services (e.g., acute health care) to minimum operating standards. Various recovery activities are likely to be long-term and may continue for many years.
Are you ready? Recovering From Disaster
Recover and Rebuild - FEMA
Public Assistance Program - FEMA
The National Flood Insurance Program - FEMA
Disaster Assistance - Small Business Administration
After A Disaster – American Red Cross