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When the next disaster strikes, will you be ready? Take these steps to be prepared.

Preparation for a public health emergency is a responsibility for all Californians. While California is more prepared than ever before, we all have work to do to be sure that we are ready for a disaster when it strikes. And, in California as we know too well, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when the next disaster will occur.

Being prepared for a public health emergency is crucial for individuals, families, schools and businesses. Caring for ourselves and our family members; our neighbors, employees and co-workers; those with special health needs in our communities – all are essential for Californians to emerge from a crises in as good health as possible.

This section provides guidelines and tips to ensure that you and your family are prepared for a disaster before it strikes. Learn more about how to develop emergency plans and protect yourself and others.

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