The Laguna Beach Guide to Emergency Preparedness offers maps, checklists, and other information to help residents be ready for any kind of emergency.

What can I do now to be better prepared for disasters?

  • Know the hazards that may affect you at your home, work, or school. Use the dropdown menu below to learn more or you can find out more at CalOES.

  • Assemble an emergency kit. In a disaster, you may have to rely on supplies in your emergency kit for at least three days. Be sure to include supplies for any pets and anyone in your home with special needs. Learn more at ReadyOC.

  • Have a disaster plan for your household, including how people should contact each other if a disaster occurs and where you should meet.

  • Learn about your neighbors and how to help them. Know if your neighbors have any special needs, and be sure to check on them as soon as you can.

  • Review your insurance coverage. Go to OC Public Works and Floodsmart National Flood Insurance Program for more information.

  • Join Laguna Beach's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group of volunteers trained by the Laguna Beach Police & Fire Departments to assist emergency responders during disasters. Training is free and offered at times throughout the year.