September is National Preparedness Month, serving as a critical reminder that we must be ready year-round to protect our homes, communities, businesses, and loved ones from the devastation caused by disasters of all types. We are sharing important tips and regional resources throughout the month, so check back for updates.
Be Informed. Stay Informed.
Having access to current information is critical during an emergency. Here are three things you can do now to ensure you have what you need, when you need it:
- Register your email and mobile number with Alert San Diego with your current address. Land lines are automatically included in the county’s reverse 911 system, but this allows you to get the information relevant to your current place of residence no matter where you are at the time the alert goes out.
- Download the SD Emergency app on your mobile phone and/or tablet. Designed for San Diego County residents, the app has a section for emergency planning, a section with information and maps during the emergency, and a section with recovery resources for after.
- Download the Poway CityApp. The free app debuted in 2020 primarily for residents to report and track incidents around the city. However, it also provides quick access to connect residents with information during an emergency event.