Disaster Preparedness News

Disaster Preparedness News & Information (all past news entries can be found in the Library/Archives)

Posted 3/21/18: San Rafael Flood Fair on 3/24/18

You're invited! San Rafael Flood Fair Saturday 3/24, 11am - 4pm Pickleweed Park Come to Flood Fair 1 50 Canal St. San Rafael, CA 94901 Exhibits Open Through Sunday March 25th 4pm Learn about the flooding challenges we face as a community Meet people who want to be part of ... Read More

Posted 12/22/17: North San Pedro Road Issues

[NOTE: Anyone interested in participating in this project is encouraged to contact our Wetlands Chair or our Board using the Contact Us menu above] The North San Pedro Road (NSPR) corridor is our residents' primary "lifeline" for evacuation and emergency response should Point San Pedro Road (PSPR) become inaccessible as ... Read More

Posted 11/8/2017: Disaster Preparedness Event at St. Luke Church

Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 PM St. Luke Church, 10 Bayview Dr., San Rafael Personnel & handouts from the San Rafael Fire and Police Departments, FireSafeMarin, CERT, ReadyMarin, MMWD, PG&E and others Learn how to keep your family and your home safe! Sponsored by the Loch Lomond Homeowners ... Read More

Posted 12/5/16: Summary of Coalition 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Goals

The Coalition’s 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Goals The Coalition and its various committees have been very active this past year on issues of interest and concern to our residents. These activities will continue throughout 2017. This Coalition website is an excellent source of in-depth as well as current information on ... Read More

Posted 9/25/15: S.R. Police Dept Changes Notification System

The San Rafael Police Department has made changes in the way they send press releases, newsletters, and emergency alert notifications. If you are subscribed to their press release or newsletter notifications, you do not need to do anything. Your email address has been imported to the new system.  The notifications will ... Read More

Posted 9/23/15: Marin County Emergency Notification System

The Marin County Sheriff's Department has implemented an improved countywide emergency alert system called AlertMarin. New Emergency Notification System Upgrade If you live, work or go to school in Marin County and are 18 and over, you may now register your cell phone or VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone ... Read More

October 11, 2014: The Great California Shake Out is on October 16,2014

Are You Prepared? With 37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. Earthquakes are an inevitable part of California’s future, and we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. Join millions of Californians in the Great California Shakeout at ... Read More

September 3, 2014: Marin County Drought Restrictions

From the Marin Municipal Water District: The reservoirs are currently at 92% of average storage for this date and 67% of capacity. Consumption is down 14% this week vs. this same week last year. Please be aware of the new water restrictions effective August 19. The MMWD Board of Directors' ... Read More

September 3, 2014: Goats Work to Reduce Fire Hazard

Our fire prevention minded goats from Goats R Us are moving to the Peacock Point and Peacock Court neighborhood today.  The goats will be eating up hazardous brush and fire fuel and improving our safety measures for homes near the open space. Goat grazing is an ecologically and economically sustainable management tool for ... Read More

June 5, 2014: FLOOD ZONES: FEMA in Marin - 3 Meetings re new map

Comment & appeal period began today, June 4 and ends September 2, 2014. If you are potentially in a current or future flood zone along Pt. San Pedro Road, this could be of great importance to you. For more info, see this S.R. Dept. of Public Works announcement and/or call 473-3755. Meetings ... Read More

January 23, 2013: Marin IJ Article

COUNTY Cellphone alert system launched Emergency program augments existing landline notifications By Nels Johnson Marin IJ 1/23/13 8:15 AM Marin County is launching a new emergency alert cellphone system that could be a life-­‐saver. In the event of fire, flood, tsunami, earthquake or other emergency, the program will augment an ... Read More


By Lt. Dan Blackston, Chula Vista Police Department The following list of seventy things to expect is not offered as a prediction of doom. Although most of the items are negative, this is a realistic list of problem areas that we can expect to face in a disaster. Recognizing that ... Read More