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Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency Resource Links 
 VC Alert
Earthquake Prep
 Emergency  Supplies
Fire Preparedness 
Storms & Flooding 
Food Supply  
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Hazard Mitigation Plan  
Health & First Aid 
Power Outages & Cooling Centers
Water Utility Providers 
Fire Recovery Resources

The VC Recovery Page provides assistance to residents with recovery and rebuilding.  Another good tool to use is the HOMEOWNERS GUIDE FOR FLOOD, DEBRIS, AND EROSION CONTROL

VC Alert and Power Outages

The VC Emergency notification system is a valuable tool for notifying the public about local emergencies. Text "VCALERT" to 313131 on your cell phone and  receive a text message on how to register.

Identify Potential Hazards

The City has a Hazard Mitigation Plan that includes maps for flood zones, dam inundation areas and earthquake faults. The City's  Emergency Operations Plan is also available for public review.

Up-To-Date Local Emergency Information

For information on local emergencies, please visit or County OES.  Another local resource is the National Weather Service

Key Emergency Service Providers

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

State OES: Use this California Emergency Management Agency website to discover the hazards that exist locally and learn how to reduce YOUR risk! Remember, the best way to recover from disasters is by reducing the risks before a disaster strikes.

California Great Shakeout: Ready for the next earthquake?  Sign up to participate in the annual Great California Shakeout earthquake drill.

Thousand Oaks CERT: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a volunteer program that focuses on  neighborhood preparedness. After a local emergency incident, police, fire and public works first responders may not be able to keep up with demand for public services. The purpose of CERT is to encourage individual and neighborhood preparedness. Be prepared!

Thousand Oaks DART: The Disaster Assistance Response Team: (DART) is a volunteer group that assists the Police Department during local emergency incidents. Classes are held at the Thousand Oaks Police Department on a regular basis.

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 the Cities and County of Ventura and are licensed Amateur Radio Operators.


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