Emergency Preparedness

Are You Disaster Ready?

No one knows when disaster will strike. The City of Los Altos encourages residents to be prepared - whether the emergency is as simple as a power outage, or as serious as a major earthquake.

Residents are advised to prepare to be without basic services - water, gas, electricity, phone service - for up to 72 hours, as emergency resources may be overwhelmed in the event of a large-scale emergency. By gathering basic supplies and developing basic emergency preparedness skills, residents can allow for emergency services to be used by those who need it most.