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Registration is open!

Wednesdays 6-9:30 PM on August 31, September 7,14,21, 28 and October 5.  For details, click here

  • For information on countywide emergency incidents, programs and services  click here.

  • In addition to being prepared and ready to evacuate, its equally important to know how to Shelter in Place. click here

  • Are you and your family registered to receive emergency notifications. To register for VC Alert. click here. 

  • For current weather conditions, visit  National Weather Service.

  • For help preparing an emergency supplies kitclick here.  

  • Are you prepared to evacuate,? Be ready in a flash

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update & Emergency Operations Plan

A City/County Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted in 2015 which includes maps for flood zones, dam inundation areas and earthquake faults.

The Cities and County of Ventura and about 20 other planning partners are updating the countywide HMP. Residents are encouraged to complete a brief survey about local community hazards. To learn about hazards where you live and how to reduce personal risk, access the State’s online hazard mapping tool.

The City also has recently updated its Emergency Operations Plan that describes in detail how the City prepares, responds, and recovers from a variety of emergency incidents. 

-Earthquake Preparedness

Be prepared at home, work, and school by making sure you have a plan.  To learn more, please click here.

-Power Outages & SCE-PSPS Preparedness

Extended power outages impacts everyone and the economy.  To learn more about SCE Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), click here.  To prepare for PSPS events, click here.  For details on an active PSPS event, please click here.

-Wildfire Preparedness & Recovery 

Preparedness - For guidance on how to best prepare for the next wildfire, please click here The VC Recovery Page provides assistance to victims of fires to help with recovery and rebuilding.  For additional Fire Recovery Resources, please click here.  To view a copy of the 2018 Hill & Woolsey After Action Report Summary, please click here. Please click here to refer to the Emergency Evacuation, Road Closure & Sheltering Fact Sheet for guidelines on evacuation types.

Recovery - A Long Term Disaster Recovery Group was established after the 2018 Thomas Fire. The group works with public agencies, non-profit groups, residents and business owners to support immediate and long-term recovery efforts. To learn more, click here 

-Flooding Preparedness

For a quick review of how to prepare for storms and flooding, please click here and for sandbag information.

-Dam Inundation Safety

The State Department of Water Resources reviews and approves inundation maps prepared by licensed civil engineers.  These maps are used to assist the City and County in planning and responding to a dam breach. To learn more, please click here.

-Emergency Service Providers

County Emergency Services: The Cities and County of Ventura work together to ensure residents are prepared for emergencies. To learn more, please visit Ready Ventura County.

State Emergency Services: The California Emergency Management Agency describes the hazards that exist locally and how to reduce your risk! Remember, the best way to recover from an emergency incident is by reducing the risks before anything happens.

Emergency Radio Communications: During an emergency incident, cellular phones may not be available. The use of radio communication is essential. Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) are trained volunteers who support all agencies during an emergency incident.




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