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Links & Resources

Admit it – you want to be prepared.  You know you need to do it and you know it would make you feel better but it just seems like so much work, you just don’t know how or where to begin.  Look no further, you’ve come to the right place!  We assembled some of the best resources available to help guide you. 

Personal Preparedness Sites

Bay Area Red Cross

Get trained and help organize your Community




Family Friendly Resources on Emergency Preparedness developed by Sesame Workshop, featuring Grover and Rosita (for 3-5 yr olds)

For Older kids, check out FEMA’s Ready Kids site and learn how to get prepared with the Mountain Lion family.



Special Needs and Vulnerable Populations provides the tools, expertise and access to resources to assist anyone engaged in disaster planning for individuals with special needs. Vulnerable people are those who cannot comfortably or safely access and use the standard resources offered in disaster preparedness, relief and recovery.

Government Sites

California Emergency Management Agency

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Lifeline Services


The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

CalTrans (California Department of Transportation)


News, Facts and Information

State Resource

Our Emergency Resources Twitter List

Our Bay Area News Resources Twitter List

Alert SF

ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) Earthquake and Hazards Maps/Info

USGS (United States Geological Survey)

Fun and Games

Quake Quiz

Beat the Quake

Stop Disasters is a web-based simulation game that allows you, to practice real-life disaster scenarios without fear or the loss of life.   Stop Disasters allows users to pick a disaster scenario they are interested in and then the difficulty level.  The primary goal of the game is to prepare your community.
Play "Stop Disasters!" at

Red Cross –“The Roommates” 6 webisodes – watch as 5 diverse roommates learn to work together and get prepared.

Free to download!

Use any of these fun activities to get the whole family involved in getting prepared.

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