Disaster Preparedness Information

Helpful links related to disaster preparedness include:

Emergency KitCREATE / CHECK YOUR EMERGENCY KIT: A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Ready Marin has a great checklist for you to use in your preparation. Click here to view it. 

In the event that you get surprised by a disaster knocking at your front door, you can use ReadyMarin's GrabGo checklist as a resource to remind you of what to take as you run out the door. Click here to print yourself a copy. 

Disaster Planning

PLAN FOR A DISASTER: Disaster planning is also very important. ReadyMarin has a great information on preparing and making a family plan. Click here to read more. 

To visit the ReadyMarin website and read more information click here.


LEARN ABOUT DEFENSIBLE SPACE: Defensible space is essential to improve your home's chance of surviving a wildfire. IT's the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wild land area that surround it. To learn more about how to protect your home, visit Fire Safe Marin's website by clicking here

StayInformedSTAY INFORMED: In an emergency, communication is crucial to the safety of all residents and businesses. Please bookmark or sign up for the communications methods listed below:

  • The Town of Corte Madera will provide updates about storms as needed. Sign up for eNotifications and receive emergency notifications in your inbox. Click here to go to our "Notify me" page. 
  • Emergency officials use the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) to deliver incident-specific information or potentially life-saving instruction to the precise geographic area(s) affected. Sign up for TENS emergency alerts by clicking here
  • Sign up for Nextdoor- a private, neighborhood-based social network: click here
  • Central Marin Police Authority: Click here to view current alerts from the Central Marin Police Authority.
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training: Visit the CERT Training Calendar through the Ready Marin website to learn more about CERT or to sign up for a training by clicking here
  • You can subscribe to Ready Marin’s News and Events blog to receive notifications of upcoming CERT training classes by clicking here.


THE MORE THE MERRIER: You can never have too much information. Especially, when the information will help you prepare yourself, and stay safe in the event of a disaster. We took some time to go through the resources shared by the higher levels of government and picked out those we felt were the most important to share with you. Check them out below. 

The County of Marin has really great information on emergency preparedness. To visit the County of Marin Emergency Preparedness Page, click here

To view the Marin County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services (OES) website, click here. Below you will also find some useful links to information provided by OES. 

The State of California has a state agency that deals with state emergencies. It is called the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).To view their website, click here. Below you will also find some useful links to information provided by CalOES.

The United States Department of Homeland Security is also involved in emergency preparedness and situations. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supports citizens and first responders to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. To visit their website, click here

Additionally, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assists with communications throughout the Nation. To visit their Emergency Alert System (EAS) page, click here