Be prepared for a disaster, before it strikes. Make an emergency kit that will sustain you and your family for at least 3 days, maybe longer. Here are some great tools to help get you started.

Social Bridging Project Disaster Directory for San Joaquin County provided by Listos California, it provides:

  • A brief profile of the county, its disaster risks and relevant vulnerabilities of its residents
  • State and local referrals to receive alerts for general emergencies, earthquakes, wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs
  • Additional disaster readiness resources and information on COVID-19

12 Ways to Prepare in English Opens in new Window., Spanish Opens in new Window. or Additional Languages Opens in new Window. – PDF printer friendly document that includes an emergency kit list and how to develop an emergency plan.

Preparing Makes Sense Opens in new Window. brochure that provides additional information on how to prepare your family for a disaster.

Create Your Family Emergency Communication Plan in English Opens in new Window. or Spanish Opens in new Window. includes a family communications plan to get you started on your way to planning.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a printable list of emergency kit suppliesOpens in new Window..
Here are a few of the most important items:

  • Water: At least one gallon per person, per day, for drinking and sanitation
  • Non-perishable food
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Keep cell phone and other electronic devices charged.
  • Battery-powered or crank radio
  • Extra batteries for any assistance devices: motorized wheelchair, hearing aids, personal listening device, etc.
  • Prescription medications/glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food and extra water for pets
  • Important family documents: insurance policies, identification, bank account information. Store these items in a waterproof, portable container.


If you are a pet owner, this brochure will be helpful to provide special information to ensure your pet is also prepared for a disaster. Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Pet OwnersOpens in new Window..


Are you a commuter? Make sure you have a plan for traveling between work and home, and other commonly visited locations. Before an emergency happens, complete this Commuter Emergency Plan (PDF)Opens in new Window. and keep a copy in your wallet or other safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster.