How to Prepare

  • Have roofs repaired by licensed and bonded contractors and fix leaks.
  • Clear gutters, downspouts and roof drains of leaves and other debris.
  • Report street storm drains to city public works departments or OC Public Works for those in the unincorporated areas.
  • Place sandbags to protect vulnerable areas from flooding around your home.
  • Trim all landscaping and branches away from homes, vehicles and power lines.
  • Have weakened trees inspected by arborists.
  • Prepare a disaster supply kit that is portable in case of evacuation.
  • Have a family emergency plan and reunification plan.
  • Keep valuable documents, keepsakes and medicines in one place for easy access.
  • Keep sneakers, a blanket and water in your car in case of emergencies.
  • Photograph valuables at your home and property for future insurance claims if needed.
  • Sign up for AlertOC.


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