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Emergency Preparedness

IVCSD encourages all residents to be prepared for whatever emergencies you may encounter. Please find Santa Barbara County emergency preparedness resources here

Visit Ready California and Listos California for more information on how you can get prepared for the next disaster. 

Visit a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower people to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. 

Local County Resources
  • Be sure you are signed up for local emergency alerts with both Santa Barbara County and the City of Goleta.
  • Make a family communication plan and talk to your kids about emergencies that could happen at home and away. Resources for kids, teens, and the whole family are available here
  • Build a Kit: The key is to personalize your kit based on your needs, your family need, and any pet needs. Think about dietary restrictions, prescription medications, important documents, and pictures. Create a Go-Bag, a bag meant to be stored away somewhere safe but can be accessed at a moment's notice. Learn how to build a kit here.  
  • Create a commuter plan, found here.
  • Download the FEMA app on your smartphone by searching in the App Store.
Preparedness Materials