Ned Vander Pol –Thank you for taking the time to learn about Emergency Preparedness. One of the most important things you can do is to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency long before it happens. We have collected the information provided here from numerous resources in order to provide you with a convenient and centralized means of getting information about preparing for an emergency, keeping updated during an emergency, and the recovery following an emergency.
The City of Vista is committed to keeping the community safe, especially during an emergency. To be fully prepared, residents and business owners also need to be ready. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. In the event of an emergency, plan to be self-sufficient for 72-96 hours. Planning in advance can help you and your family stay safe when disaster strikes.
Being prepared for any emergency in advance is one of the best things you can do for you and your family. Depending on the emergency, being able to sustain yourself for up to 72 hours or longer is key to survival. Emergency help may not be able to reach you or your family right away following a disaster, so being prepared is extremely important.