The City of Mt. Shasta is a beautiful place to live, but is just as vulnerable as any other city in America when it comes to fires, floods, severe storms, earthquakes, hazardous spills, and many other critical incidents.
During a disaster it may be possible to stay in your home, but being prepared to survive without power or water for a minimum of 72 hours is highly recommended. The Preparedness Checklist is a good source to help you begin organizing your emergency supplies. The Emergency Preparedness Workbook is designed to assist you for whatever emergency may arise.
Local emergency service organizations in the Mt. Shasta area have developed an effective and cooperative emergency response system in compliance with the State of California and Federal Emergency Systems. Throughout the county, agencies work together to prepare for whatever disasters may come our way.
While agencies can be in a high state of readiness for disasters, there is no substitute for individual preparedness. The City of Mt. Shasta’s Emergency Operations Plan recommends that you plan to be on your own for a minimum of 72 hours. You are not being asked to deal with emergencies alone, but your individual preparedness efforts will allow emergency service agencies to do their best job for you.