Resources

There are many resources listed throughout the site. Listed below are links to websites and checklists to provide you with the information you need to get prepared.

  • Alertmarin.org – Register your cell phone or VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone numbers (up to 5) to receive emergency alerts sent by call, text, email, or smartphone application from the County of Marin.
  • American Red Cross – Excellent resource for tips, strategies and checklists to prepare your home and family, school, or place of business. You will also find links to resources for children as well as a Disaster & Safety library of downloads.
  • American Red Cross Ready Rating – If you own a business or organization and want to get prepared, the Ready Rating program provides tools, resources and assessments to evaluate and track your readiness.
  • www.211.org – A free and confidential service that helps residents find the local services that they need, including disaster relief.
  • California Emergency Management Agency My Hazards – Use this website to discover the hazards that exist in your area and learn how to reduce your risk before a disaster strikes. Put in your address and you will have access to maps and information about the hazards in your neighborhood.
  • Disability.gov –  Each person’s needs and abilities are unique, but every individual can evaluate your own personal needs and make an emergency plan.
  • FEMA Ready.gov – This Federal Emergency Management Administration website has many resources to plan, prepare, talk to your kids, along with numerous checklists and information sheets.
  • Fire Safe Marin – Dedicated to reducing wildland fire hazards and improving fire-safety awareness in Marin County.
  • Marin Humane Society – The safety and welfare of our pets is critical in a disaster and MHS has tips and information to help you prepare.
  • MIDC (Marin Interagency Disaster Coalition)  – A coalition of Marin County service agencies responsible for the Interagency Disaster Response Plan and ongoing, countywide, disaster preparedness
  • MMRC – The Marin County Medical Reserve Corp’s mission is to recruit, train, deploy, and retain volunteer health professionals and others who will contribute their skills and expertise in response to threats of terrorism, public health emergencies, and other community needs.
  • National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster – VOAD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response, recovery and mitigation—to help communities prepare for and recover from disasters.
  • National Weather Service – There is a link under Weather Service, called Weather Ready Nation that has good information on weather-related emergencies and how to prepare for them.
  • ReadyMarin Checklist Bundle – We have compiled several necessary checklists and general guidelines into one pdf for you to download.
  • Ready Set Go Marin – Marin has a long history of destructive wildfires, burning hundreds of homes and tens of thousands of acres. This site provides guidelines and checklists to prepare for wildfires.
  • Totally Unprepared – Get prepared with a little humor and great information in this joint venture of UCSD, Red Cross and State of California.
  • U.S.Geological Survey – Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.