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Office of Emergency Management

Preparedness for Residents

The City of Santa Monica encourages everyone to be prepared for emergencies up to 7 days.

People should be prepared for emergencies in their home, workplace and car.

We recommend everyone follow these three simple steps:

1.Get a Kit

  • Food and water
  • First aid supplies
  • Contact information
  • Special needs supplies, including kids and pets
  • Flashlight/radio
  • Blankets, clothing, sturdy shoes

2. Have a Plan

  • Talk with friend and family about communicating after a disaster
  • Be sure that all contact information and phone numbers are updated
  • Keep contact information on a piece of paper in your wallet or purse, not only in cell phones
  • We suggest text messaging, instead of telephone calls during and after a disaster
  • Identify a primary and secondary meeting location in case your home is in accessible

3. Be Informed

  • Sign up for SM Alerts to receive information regarding the next emergency


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If your community would like a presentation on emergency preparedness, contact OEM Staff at (310) 458-2263 or 




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