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The City of Santa Clarita’s mission in an emergency situation is to save lives. By protecting property and the environment in situations associated with natural disasters, manmade disasters, and national security emergencies, the City follows these emergency management objectives:

  • Manage and coordinate overall emergency response and recovery operations. 
  • Coordinate with appropriate federal, state and other local government agencies, as well as applicable segments of private sector entities and volunteer agencies. 
  • Establish priorities and resolve any conflicting demands for support. 
  • Prepare and disseminate emergency public information to inform, alert and warn the public. 
  • Disseminate damage information and other essential data. 
  • Plan for the continuation of government.


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October - Get Ready to SHAKEOUT

Thursday, October 16 at 10:16 a.m.

Drop, Cover and Hold On!

Everyone everywhere should know how to protect themselves during an earthquake–at
home, work, school, or in a vehicle. Earthquakes are unpredictable and preparation efforts can greatly reduce physical injuries and property damage. Research shows that when people practice what to do ahead of time, they are more likely to respond instinctively with the correct action during an emergency
Join the Great Shakeout and practice Drop, Cover and Hold On.
You can register your participation at (groups, businesses or individuals)

Drop, Cover, and Hold On:
a. Move only as far as necessary to reach a safe place. Take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold onto it firmly.
b. Be prepared to move with the shaking.
c. Hold the position until the ground stops shaking and it is safe to move.
d. Do not go to a doorway as a place of safety - injury can occur due to doors swinging.

• If outdoors, find a spot away from buildings, trees, streetlights, power lines, and overpasses. Drop to the ground and stay there until the shaking stops. Never run out of a building while the ground is shaking.

If in a vehicle, pull over at a clear location and stop. Stay in the vehicle, with the seatbelt fastened, until the shaking stops.


Last updated: 10/6/2014 4:14:26 PM