Make a Kit - Have a Plan - Stay
It is always important to prepare yourself and your family for a
disaster by making a plan, building a kit and staying informed. Some
very basic planning can make a big difference.
Short video on making a kit.
Make a Plan -
Prepare yourself and your family for a disaster by making an
emergency plan. Your emergency planning should address the care of
pets, aiding family members with access and functional needs and
safely shutting off utilities.
Build a Kit- A basic
emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
Stay Informed - Sign up for the CodeRED emergency alert system. Keep your home, cell, email and street address updated.
Sierra County Medically At-Risk
Registry is a registry of people who might need extra help in an
emergency, whether it be a medical condition, disability, limited
communication abilities, remote or isolated residence. In case of
fire, flood, earthquake or other disaster, through coordination with
partners, Human Services will try to provide assistance, wellness
checks, medical shelter and/or transportation. Register by filling
out the form found in the local post offices, Medical Clinics, or at
the Public Health office in Loyalton or Downieville or call
NOTE: Individuals are responsible for paying
all shelter, ambulance or other medical transportation costs. Sierra
County will not pay for these services.
Planning for Animals
The likelihood that you and your
animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or
terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today.
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as
assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care
buddy system, are the same for any emergency. Whether you decide to
stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will
need to make plans in advance for your pets. Keep in mind that what's
best for you is typically what's best for your animals.