It's always important to remain vigilant and prepared for emergencies.
The Valley fire in East County is a reminder about the importance of having a family emergency plan and an emergency kit ready. As part of that, families should practice their evacuation plan and discuss where they will meet if they are separated when an emergency happens.
You can get information and resources to help with emergency planning on the Listos California website, the American Red Cross website, and through Ready San Diego.
According to the American Red Cross, preparing doesn't have to be difficult and can be as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Get a Kit: Learn the essential supplies to put in your family's survival kit.
- Make a Plan: Plan effectively for you and your family in case of an emergency.
- Be Informed: Understand which disasters are likely to occur in your area and what you must know to stay safe.
For the latest emergency updates in English and Spanish, visit sdcountyemergency.com. You can also register for the AlertSanDiego emergency notification system.
Follow @SanDiegoCOE on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for important updates about schools and closures.
You can find information about public safety power shutoffs, including tips on how to prepare for a possible shutoff, on the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) website. Or Download the new Alerts by SDG&E app for up-to-date public safety power shutoff information.
Tips for helping children process their fear and anxiety during and after wildfires are available on SDCOE.net.