We believe in connection, not catastrophe.
Actual emergencies look more like people coming together than cities falling apart.
SMCReady is about prompting residents of San Mateo County to get connected before an emergency—so we can be that much better off when something happens.
SMCReady is your hub for emergency preparedness. You’ll find information about what to do in an emergency, simple steps to get connected, and useful guides to help you get prepared. Share SMCReady with a friend—and help your loved ones and your city get prepared.
In a serious emergency, city services will be impacted, so a basic rule of thumb is for people to be able to take care of each other for 72 hours before help arrives. That’s just three days—think of it as a long weekend—or nine meals.
Good news. You’re more prepared than you think. Learn more...
Sign up for SMCAlert
SMC ALERT is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations.
Find out what’s essential, useful, and nice to have in an emergency. You probably already have many of the supplies you need.
Make a Plan
Make a basic plan with your loved ones—so you know what to do in an emergency.
- Social Media
- Neighborhood Organizations
- Community News
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Make a Plan
- Contacting Family
- Where will you go in an emergency?
Preparing At Home
- Your Information
- Your Family
- Your Pets
Preparing At Work
- If you must stay at work
- If you can't get home