Here’s what you need to know to prepare for a disaster


Orange County residents can best cope with natural and man-made disasters by being ready in advance. Disasters can happen at any time. They can be man-made or natural. They can be sudden or unfold over a longer period of time. They can vary in scope and severity and can strike without warning. Because of this, experts repeat the same mantra – be prepared, be prepared, be prepared. “Being prepared is not only self-service, but also a public service so we can help each other,” said Christian Erickson, Community Preparedness Officer for FEMA District 19. “We’re used to the idea that…

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