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Neighborhood Preparedness

The following resources will help you prepare for natural disasters: GET EMERGENCY ALERTS! Aware & Prepare: In Santa Barbara County, residents can receive Aware & Prepare alerts and updates via text messages, emails, and cellular and landline phone calls. To…

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Resources & Social Media

Radio, Television Radio Ready: When the power is out and the internet is down, a radio may be your last hope for receiving critical information. The county partners with a network of Radio Ready stations to broadcast emergency notices with…

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Evacuation Zones

DO YOU LIVE IN AN EVACUATION “RED ZONE”? Santa Barbara County has an evacuation map that pinpoints properties in “red zones” at risk for flooding and debris flows. This interactive map is online at Search your street addresses to…

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Pet Preparedness

Your pets need a plan, too. If your pet plan is ready for action, you and your pets will have a much safer and less stressful time coping with a natural disaster. Here are some valuable resources: County Animal Services*:…

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People with Disabilities

An estimated 60 million Americans have a disability and could need extra planning and assistance when faced with a natural disaster or other community crisis. For guidance, we’ve provided a handful of downloadable documents: Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide [pdf] Home Safety…

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Step-by-Step Guide

Preparing for natural disasters is easier than you think. Here’s a straightforward step-by-step: SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS Santa Barbara County residents should sign up for Aware & Prepare emergency alerts and updates. These alerts are sent out via text…

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