The County of San Diego, in partnership with Blackboard Connect Inc., has instituted a regional notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within San Diego County impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. This system, called AlertSanDiego, will be used by emergency response personnel to notify those homes and businesses at risk with information on the event and/or actions (such as evacuation) we are asking them to take. The system utilizes the region's 9-1-1 database, provided by the local telephone company(ies), and thus is able to contact landline telephones whether listed or unlisted. It is TTY/TDD capable.
Emergency Survival Program
In cooperation with other city and county agencies, the City of Lemon Grove has assembled a collection of emergency preparedness tips and guides. The Emergency Survival Program (ESP) is an awareness campaign designed to increase emergency preparedness at home, in the community, at work, and at school. Please visit the ESP website for monthly updates and life-saving tips.
What You Can Do to Prepare
- Prepare your home: keep ditches and other water collection ways clear of leaves and debris
- Keep trees properly trimmed.
- Maintain your home's roof and repair any leaks or damage now before the rains come.
- Ensure proper tire maintenance for your vehicle(s).
- Have an emergency kit. Also, visit www.ready.gov for more details.
- There may be power outages so store up plenty of flashlight batteries.
- Have three day supply of "long life" non-refrigerated, easy-to-prepare food and snacks that your family would normally eat.
- Store bottled water. The Office of Emergency Services recommends one gallon of water per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitation.
- Have copies of of personal documents such as list of medications/pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies, etc.
- If you're a pet owner, ID your pets. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar and identification tag that includes your current address and phone number. You can also have your pet micro-chipped.
Build a Preparedness Kit
Watch this video, produced by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the American Red Cross, that shows you how easily you can make an emergency preparedness kit.