Here in Southern California, we are living in one of the most at-risk areas for earthquakes. The "Big One" — an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 or higher — is long overdue, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although studies show that being prepared is the most critical step in someone's ability to recover from a major disaster, most local residents admit to being largely unprepared for emergency situations. That's why the American Red Cross is promoting PrepareSoCal — a public awareness campaign to create more resilient communities that are better equipped to help each other prevent, prepare for and respond to life-threatening disasters. Natural disasters do not discriminate — they strike members of all socioeconomic groups, in all neighborhoods. So, everyone needs to get prepared and help prepare others.
Disaster Assistance provides information on how you may be able to get help from the United States government before, during and after a disaster.
If the President of The United States makes help available to individuals in Azusa after a disaster, you can use their website to apply for assistance, online.
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.
The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services exists to enhance safety and preparedness in California through strong leadership, collaboration, and meaningful partnerships. Our mission is founded in public service. Our goal is to protect lives and property by effectively preparing for, preventing, responding to, and recovering from all threats, crimes, hazards, and emergencies.