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General Disaster Preparedness

Preparation is critical to successfully navigating through an emergency to safety. The City of San Rafael Emergency Management team is committed to the preparedness of our whole community. This includes working with community groups and leaders, businesses and individuals across the City to enhance our combined disaster resiliency from the ground up.

For information on an active emergency visit the Marin County public emergency portal at https://emergency.marincounty.org

Get informed

The first step to being prepared is awareness.

Knowing what disasters are possible in your community helps to make your emergency plans more effective. Understanding how you will be warned of a danger means that you will know when to put your plans into action.

Sign up on Alert Marin to receive critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, flooding, wildfire, earthquakes, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You’ll get time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. To sign up for Nixle messages from San Rafael PD, text your zip code to 888-777.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Prepare for a disaster

The disaster resiliency of our communities is directly tied to the preparedness of individuals, households and small businesses.

First response and emergency management agencies work hard to ensure that they are ready, but emergency resources are limited. In the U.S., there is (on average) only one first responder for every 200 people in the community. The ability of individuals to take care of themselves as much as possible allows those limited resources to respond to those who cannot take care of themselves.

The City of San Rafael Emergency Management team is committed to the preparedness of our whole community. This includes working with community groups and leaders, businesses and individuals across the City to enhance our combined disaster resiliency from the ground up. 

By making sure that you and your household or business are as ready as possible, you not only increase your own safety, but that of your whole community as well.

Supplies

Emergency Supplies, Go-Bags, & Disaster Kits

  • Emergency supplies should be easily available and contain the most essential survival items.
  • Go-bags should be easily available and contain the most essential survival items.
  • Disaster kits help you survive should supplies or access outside your home be limited.

Get engaged

Get involved in community disaster preparedness and response both within your own neighborhood or citywide.

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