In another Post we discussed preparedness and provided some basic resources. Here we provide you with more links and background.

Preparing for a disaster such as an earthquake can seem daunting, but if you take it step by step it is easy to do. The American Red Cross has some of the most comprehensive resources on the topic (they have been doing this for almost a century) and their website contains information on making an emergency kit, making a plan, and keeping informed. After you take these three steps, they recommend visiting their resource library for a deep dive on specific kinds of emergencies.

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has an excellent site that covers preparedness, prevention, and community engagement in even more detail. There is, of course, some overlap with other sites, but this too is a great reference.

FEMA has additional resources on their site, Ready.Gov, that cover all forms of disasters and a wide range of information, including how to get trained in preparedness and where you can volunteer in your community in the event of an emergency. It also includes links to numerous other valuable sites.

Finally there are mobile applications (and there are many), so our next Post is dedicated to these.