Emergency Preparedness

The first 72 hours after a major emergency or disaster are critical. Electricity, gas, water, and telephones may not be working. In addition, public safety services such as police and fire departments will be busy handling serious crises. Citizens should be prepared to be self-sufficient - able to live without running water, electricity and/or gas, and telephones - for at least three days (72 hours) following a major emergency.

For additional information on general preparedness actions, the City of West Sacramento has created several preparedness brochures and documents. Click the brochure link to the right and download your copy today!

In addition to our materials, there are many other forms of preparedness materials on the web today. Linked below are additional City of West Sacramento partnering agencies that have preparedness documents.





The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has created a preparedness website with information for families, businesses and children. The ready.gov site has downloadable materials to assist you in all of your preparedness planning. Additional information can be found at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) website.

For multilingual information, please click on this link for FEMA Information - Multilingual Format documents.

Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book for Kids