Before the storm hits, there are some things you can do to make sure you are prepared.
emergency supply kit
with flashlights, batteries, water and other essentials in case of a power outage. Keep an extra kit in your car.
Stock up on
and plastic sheeting from your local home improvement store. These supplies run out quickly during a storm, so buy them in advance.
Clear debris from all roof drains, gutters, downspouts and yard drains around your home or business.
Trim trees, especially those with large over-hanging branches.
Get familiar with more than one safe route to higher ground from your home and workplace.
Read up on your insurance policy. Do you have flood insurance? Do you have enough coverage?
Ready San Diego
to register your mobile phone and email for emergency alerts and download the San Diego County Emergency App.
Designate a relative or friend as an out-of-area contact where family members can check in and relay information if local communication systems are overloaded.
Learn alternative ways out of your neighborhood, in case the usual way becomes blocked or flooded.
If you have a pet, make sure you have a safe carrier ready.
Keep your car’s gas tank at least half full.
Know your risk for floods and other storm-related hazards. Review the Carlsbad flood
or check the
FEMA flood area map
to see if your home or business is located in a vulnerable area.
emergency preparedness plan
Learn how to manually turn off your sprinklers to avoid overwatering during a severe storm.
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