plan / prepare / recover
This is a community effort that starts with each household. Being disaster-ready, as a city, puts us all in a stronger position to survive and recover more quickly. Let’s do this together.
Key partnerships between our city, police department and the DDP strengthen our ability to protect the community.
PALOS VERDES ESTATES • DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
get your family disaster-ready today
take the 7-week safety challenge
/ now’s the time /
Why now? Because calamity can strike without warning. When it does, you want to be braced for it, with the ability to ride it out until emergency services are available. That could be a matter of hours or days. Self-sufficiency will be your most valuable asset.
Be proactive. Prepare today. Be ready with an emergency plan and supplies. Take preventative measures to minimize property damage. Arm yourself with vital information about response and recovery.
Stay informed. Having accurate information is critical, be sure the information you are getting comes from a trusted source. Opt-in to receive the city’s official emergency notifications from Alert SouthBay. Register to opt-in at AlertSouthBay.com or text ALERTSB to 888777.
What types of disasters? In our area, the events we’re most likely to face are:
• extended power outages
• events that severely limit city resources
Although we’ve been lucky not to experience a major earthquake; we have experienced pandemic shortages and longer than normal power outages. Being prepared for any one of these disasters will prepare you for all of them.
/ it’s easier than you think /
We’re here to help. Disaster prep information is easy to find and easy to follow, whether you get it from the following pages in this website, or from our city resources.
Where to go for help and information. Our community and city partners provide information and perform emergency related services to help increase our survival success. They have complementary plans and specialized training in disaster prevention and response. Learn more about the various agencies, the services they provide, and their volunteer opportunities.
Disaster District Program volunteers – DDP
PVE-CARES (services and resources for our seniors)
PVE Neighborhood Watch
Community Emergency Response Training – CERT
Los Angeles County Fire Department
HERE’S THE DRILL
And it’s easy to follow. We’ll walk you through the steps and give you the information you need to make this happen. Take these steps and you’re on your way!
Have a plan for what to do, where to go and what to have on hand in an emergency.
Know how to turn off utilities and safeguard your property from fire, explosions and contamination.
Have survival essentials stored and accessible, including a mini kit for your car.
Earthquakes, landslides, fires, prolonged power outages and limited emergency services.
Opt-in to receive official notifications. Find useful emergency-related information and volunteer opportunities.
you’re 5 steps away from being disaster ready!
Let’s work together towards disaster preparedness.
• contact us with any questions you may have
• we can help you with your plan
• would you like to become a volunteer?
• do you have specialized skills?
City of Palos Verdes Estates
340 Palos Verdes Drive West
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274