Emergency Preparedness

Be ready when the next emergency strikes!  Disasters can happen at any time and being prepared for the next emergency is critical.  Start planning now and take the time to assess how prepared you and your family and community are.  Make sure you: 1) get a kit, 2) make a plan and 3) are informed. 

Being prepared can be easy with these simple steps:

1. GET A KIT - We recommend that you have enough supplies to help yourself and your household for seven days. Your emergency preparedness kit should include food, water, blankets, clothing, sturdy shoes, medications, flashlight, radio and any other supplies you rely on daily.  

 2. MAKE A PLAN - Every household, business and organization should have an emergency plan.  Create a household communications plan, emergency meeting locations, and routes to get to the meeting places. Consider the needs of your household especially those of children, older adults, and pets. Make plans on how to handle specific medical, dietary, language needs. 

 3. BE INFORMED - Know your local hazards and how to get emergency information. Find natural hazard zones in Santa Monica using the    MyHazards tool created by CalOES. Get timely and trusted information during an emergency. Sign up for SMAlerts and Santa Monica social media pages. Receive emergency messages and important community updates and share them with your neighbors. 

Please take a moment to check your emergency supplies, update your contact information, and sign up to receive SMAlerts, our community emergency alerts.


To view a recording of the "Local Hazard Mitigation Plan-Community Online Presentation" from 05/21/24, please CLICK HERE.

To learn more about the City’s process to update the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and Safety Element, please visit santamonica.gov - Safety Element Update.


Past Events: 

-Local Hazard Mitigation Plan-Community Online Presentation on TUESDAY, MAY 21 at 7:00 PM! Please join us virtually to learn more about our local hazards and share your ideas on how to mitigate their impact.  Online Presentation from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Presented in English. 

-SAVE THE DATE! Please join us at one of two Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Community Workshops being offered on Tuesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 2 from 6:00 -7:30 PM. This Community Workshop will be an opportunity for Santa Monicans to hear what we have learned about our environmental and natural hazards and to ask questions about our hazard mitigation plan. Presentation will be available in both English and Spanish.  

To contact the Office of Emergency Management, email OEM@santamonica.gov