It’s important for your safety, the safety of your family, and the protection of your property. Preparing yourself, your family, and your home or business for potential disaster or emergency is everyone’s responsibility. In the event of a major disaster, you can be sure that Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, and other emergency services staff will be doing all they can to ensure the public safety, restore services, and return our community to normal.
But remember, disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or "shelter in place" in your home. You and your family may be without basic services like water, gas, electricity, and telephones, or access to stores and other services for several hours or days. While public safety personnel will be on the scene after a disaster, they cannot reach everyone right away.
Therefore, the best way to make your family and your home safe is to be prepared before disaster strikes. Half Moon Bay urges everyone to be responsible for their own and their family’s safety and emergency preparedness by taking the time now to plan for such a situation.
Coastside Emergency Corps (CEC)
Want to learn new skills, help your community, and be part of the solution when it comes to disaster preparedness? Click here to learn more about the Coastside Emergency Corps.