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This page is a guide for emergency situations, including, but not limited to, earthquakes, fires, power outages, gas leaks and floods. Updates are posted as they are received.

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Before an Earthquake The following are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property in the event of an earthquake.

To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

• Fasten shelves securely to walls. Place large or heavy objects on lower shelves.

• Store breakable items such as bottled foods, glass, and china in low, closed cabinets with latches.

• Fasten heavy items such as pictures and mirrors securely to walls and away from beds, couches and anywhere people sit.

• Brace overhead light fixtures and top heavy objects.

• Repair defective electrical wiring and leaky gas connections. These are potential fire risks. Get appropriate professional help. Do not work with gas or electrical lines yourself.

• Install flexible pipe fittings to avoid gas or water leaks. Flexible fittings are more resistant to breakage.

• Secure your water heater, refrigerator, furnace and gas appliances by strapping them to the wall studs and bolting to the floor. If recommended by your gas company, have an automatic gas shut-off valve installed that is triggered by strong vibrations.

• Repair any deep cracks in ceilings or foundations. Get expert advice if there are signs of structural defects.

• Be sure the residence is firmly anchored to its foundation.

• Store weed killers, pesticides, and flammable products securely in closed cabinets with latches and on bottom shelves.

• Locate safe spots in each room under a sturdy table or against an inside wall. Reinforce this information by moving to these places during each drill.

• Hold earthquake drills with your family members: Drop, cover and hold on.

Seismic Hazard Zones Map: Santa Clarita

Fault Zones Map: Santa Clarita

Hazard Materials Location Map: Santa Clarita

2010 Hazard Mitigation Plan: Santa Clarita

Before a Fire: The following are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property in the event of a fire.

• Have smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area.

• Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

• Have a home fire-escape plan that includes two ways of each room.

• Have a family fire drill twice a year.

• When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Choose an outside meeting place so that everyone knows where to go in case of fire.

• Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.

• Keep kids away from hot stovetops, irons, curling irons, and other things that could burn them.

• Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children in a locked cabinet.

• Keep things that can burn including people at least 3 feet from space heaters and fireplaces.

Fire Zones Map: Santa Clarita

Hazard Materials Location Map: Santa Clarita

2010 Hazard Mitigation Plan: Santa Clarita