Emergency Preparedness at Creekside
The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Committee is to provide information and resources to the community so that residents may be ready if and when an actual emergency should occur.
- In an emergency, you may want to know of any recommended routes to safety.
- Here are the best places to look for that information:
Start your emergency planning here:
- This is the most useful emergency prep website we've found so far.
- This is also excellent and comprehensive - from CalFire:
- Print and complete this checklist of steps you should be considering. Perhaps give copies to family and neighbors.
- Draw a utilities shutoff map for your use and keep it in your Go-Bag.
- Check the Sonoma Valley Fire District website for a number of good resources.
- Download this Ready, Set, Go pamphlet from FireSafe Sonoma.
- From AARP: How older adults should prepare for an emergency.
- From the CDC: Preparing for an earthquake.
- Read CalFire on hardening your house and property to make it more disaster resistant and see this EPC update on hardening your home - September 2020.
- See this Landscape Committee information on fire mitigation and hardening your home - September 2021.
- Sign up for Sonoma County alerts and Nixle alerts.
Create a GO-BAG:
- Extensive emergency advice from the New York Times - February 2022
- A basic go-box
- Then revisit your go-box .. an EPC update
- PG&E: a supplies checklist
- PG&E: an emergency guidelines webpage
- A update from NPR in August of 2023.
When there is a WILDFIRE:
- This Sonoma County incident map shows fires, road closures and evacuations
- CalFire: Incidents map and fire facts
- Here you can check air quality in Sonoma .. and here in the region
- There is even an air quality station next door in Temelec
- Listen to KSVY radio in Sonoma .. 91.3 FM
When there is a POWER OUTAGE:
- City of Sonoma: Preparing for a power outage
- PG&E: Tips to prepare for a power shutoff
- Check whether your address will lose power
- Sonoma County power shutoff map
- This video shows how to open your garage door
When there is an EARTHQUAKE:
What will the Emergency Preparedness Committee be doing?
- The primary purpose of the EPC is to educate the community to be better prepared to survive any disaster that might befall us.
- During a disaster, our Neighborhood Volunteers will attempt to account for all residents in their area and, if possible, will assist residents by providing information and advice.
- EPC leaders will use the radio system in the clubhouse to coordinate with Neighborhood Volunteers and residents, answer resident questions and provide information, and use the emergency generator system, as needed.
Where to get more information:
- Here's a map showing Creekside divided into its 24 EP neighborhoods
- You'll want to know who your Neighborhood Volunteer is
- And here are maps of each of the 24 areas
Hav Staggs explains the workings of the signal-boosting antenna
mounted atop the clubhouse for our Neighborhood Volunteers' walkie-talkie radios.