What Should You Do During An Emergency?

Natural disasters can strike at any time. That’s why Moulton Niguel offers emergency preparedness tips and resources to help you stay safe. Being ready for natural disasters and other emergencies can help save lives and prevent damage to your property.

Emergency preparedness kit

Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare for a natural disaster.

Be Prepared to Shelter in Place: 

  • Water for 7 days
  • Food for 7 days
  • Mini survival kit in vehicle
  • Thick blanket(s) in vehicle
  • Jumper cables
  • Tire chains (depending on geographical area)
  • Contact person from another State
  • Medications
  • Cell phone spare battery
  • Bleach (NON-SCENTED)
  • Keep vehicle gas tanks full
  • Supplies for your pet (food and medication)

Make a Plan

Answer these four questions by talking with your family:

  • How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
  • What is my shelter plan?
  • What is my evacuation route?
  • What is my family/household communication plan?

Be Informed

Are you readyEmergency Preparedness Resources


AlertOC is a mass notification system that alerts Orange County residents and businesses during an emergency situation. Registering with AlertOC can help you stay informed when emergencies occur in your county or city. AlertOC offers a text message and email notification as well as notifications for those with hearing impaired receiving devices.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross offers lifesaving resources during natural disasters, including emergency supplies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC offers useful tips on preparing your home for natural disasters and staying healthy during emergencies.


FEMA offers emergency supply checklists to ensure your home is always emergency ready.

MWDOC Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Municipal Water District of Orange County has developed a long-term strategy to help our communities stay safe during natural and manmade disasters.

Ready America

Ready America provides emergency supplies for those in danger during a natural or manmade disaster. They offer disaster kits for a wide range of emergency situations.

Additional Home Safety and Emergency Preparedness Resources