Emergency Management

LeadingAge California’s member communities are subject to an array of natural disasters and need to be equipped with the most up-to-date resources. This Emergency Management page includes the latest guidance from key agencies and departments, emergency alerts, and preparedness resources. Navigate these resources by disaster type in the section below.


Wildfire Status & Response Resources

Realtime Wildfire Map

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Latest Updates from CALFIRE

2023 Fire Season Outlook

The weather outlook for January through April calls for mixed temperature and precipitation anomalies, with some months being a bit wetter while others on the drier side. Similarly, some months will experience near to above normal temperatures while others are likely to be near to below normal. The driest monthly signature shows up for February as a near West Coast ridge potentially becomes more dominant. Critically dry fuel moisture alignments are not likely to be reached for any great length of time or over a larger area during the four-month outlook.

Text BLACKOUT, EARTHQUAKE, FIRE, FLOOD, OR WILDFIRE to 43362 to sign up for FEMA to receive disaster specific safety tips. Learn more here.


Latest Updates

LeadingAge California members who need additional assistance should contact Melanie Ripley.

9/20/2023- Free online Cal OES digital document accessibility courses. Register at csti-ca.csod.com.

9/13/23- September is National Preparedness Month. Be sure you have access to these important resources. 

ListosCalifornia.org – providing resources on preparation and recovery for disasters
• Aging.CA.Gov – a page on CDA’s website dedicated to emergency preparedness and response 

    8/29/23Resource to Assist in Developing Inclusive Emergency Evacuation Plans: The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has a newly developed “Integrated Evacuation Planning for Jurisdictions and Individuals with Access and Functional Needs” resource. This resource contains information on how to develop comprehensive, inclusive emergency evacuation plans that benefit the whole community. Emergency managers, and individuals with access and functional needs, continue to face challenges associated with developing integrated, accessible evacuation plans. Click here to access this resource that addresses these needs by using a scalable, forward-leaning, and comprehensive approach.

    8/18/23- Hurricane Hilary. CalOES has provided talking points, blogs, YouTube videos and other resources to support your communications, and they are actively adding to this site:https://news.caloes.ca.gov/hurricane-hilary/

    6/30/23 - State of California Guide to Disaster Assistance Service: This guide provides both disaster and non-disaster related information regarding federal, state, and local assistance services available in California. Download this guide in English and Spanish.

    1/12/23 - Severe Weather Resources from CalOES: A list of Grab and Go Bags locations as well as additional resources for emergency preparedness and guidance. View here.

    1/4/2023 - CalHHS released an Emergency Resource Guide. View the guide here.

    6/2/2022- DSS released PIN 22-02-CCLD which provides information on the Everbridge Emergency Notification system and how it will continue to be used to notify licensees in advance of, or during, disasters such as wildfires and public safety power shutoffs. Find the full PIN here. Access the Community Care Licensing Division and regional office contacts here.

    Provider Information Notice 21-07-CCLD
    Department of Social Services provides Preparing for Extreme Heat, Public Safety Power Shutoffs, and Wildfire Emergencies.

    All Facilities Letter AFL 21-16
    Department of Public Health provides Hot Summer Weather Advisory.

    If you have any questions about infection prevention and control of COVID-19, please contact the CDPH Healthcare-Associated Infections Program at HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov or novelvirus@cdph.ca.gov. If you have any questions about emergency plans or emergency transfer of residents, please contact your local district office.

    You may also view other AFLs at the All Facilities Letters webpage.

    Extreme Heat & Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Resources

    Fire Preparedness Resources

    Find out if you’re at risk

    Sign Up for FEMA Safety Tips

    Public Health Emergency Resources