Disasters can happen!

Chemical spill (have short shelter-in-place preparedness)

  • For the possibility of a chemical spill (none in recent history near the Village), see story of a spill south of the Village, click here.

Earthquakes (have 3-week shelter-in-place preparedness)

  • For recent information on earthquake activity, click here to for the Southern California Seismic Network.
  • For a Washington Post article in Feb 2017 on "Earthquake Experts Wonder Whether Southern California is Next", click here
  • For a technical paper on the key fault line that may affect our Village, click here.
  • For a map of fault lines near our Village, click here, and then type in our zip code of 92637 in the find menu at the top left of the picture.
  • Practical seven steps to take regarding earthquakes before, during and after, click here.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advice on preparation for earthquakes, click here.
  • For other great resources that can be viewed online or downloaded to your computer, including the booklet "Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country", click here
  • Los Angeles Times news article on the 2016 National Earthquake Conference on 4-6 May 2016, see article discussing the "...southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go.", click here.

Electrical Power Outage (have a flashlight and extra batteries)

  • Southern California Edison power company outage reporting, click here

Flooding (short term shelter-in-place plans)

  • News report of past Village rain storm flooding, click here

Grass fire smoke (keep windows closed and have N95 filter masks or evacuate to non-smoke area)

  • News story of past grass fire that affected Village with smoke, click here

Volunteers to the Disaster Preparedness Task Force (DPTF) are always needed and greatly appreciated.  If interested and have questions, please send email to disasterprep@vmsinc.org