Disaster Preparedness


The Disaster Preparedness Task Force was organized by Laguna Woods Village residents in 1989 and consists of volunteers who function under the Golden Rain Foundation and in cooperation with the Security Department. Their purpose is to keep residents aware, informed and prepared for major disasters.

The task force publishes and maintains a series of articles on disaster preparation, offers residents free disaster related training and more!

Be A Good Neighbor Captain

We are looking for Village residents who enjoy connecting with their neighbors. In a disaster, a volunteer Good Neighbor Captain would check on their neighbors with a simple form for injuries and building damage which is taken to the nearest Clubhouse Care & Reporting Center.

Good Neighbor Captains are trained by the Disaster Preparedness Task Force to give their neighbors information on how to be prepared for a disaster, big or small. Preparation is peace of mind. A large-scale disaster can be an earthquake, fire, flooding, chemical spill or terrorism requiring residents to shelter-in-place as the first option.

If you don't know who your Good Neighbor Captain is, then there may not be one, so why not you?

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Disaster Preparedness Organizations

The following organizations provide services and valuable information on how to stay prepared.

Free Disaster Preparedness Training

Attend FREE training sessions that the Disaster Preparedness Task Force (DPTF) sponsors to assist our Village residents in preparedness. The sessions are intended for residents to help their family and neighbors in a disaster.

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Rain Event Action Plan

Laguna Woods Village developed a Rain Event Action Plan to guide staff in preparation for rain events. The Rain Event Action Plan has been adopted by community governance.

For the Rain Event Action Plan map of high-priority areas and a map of catch basins located in Laguna Woods Village, refer to the documents below.

Rain Event Action Plan