Minimum and Maximum Preparation
OEP is a team of community volunteers dedicated to being prepared for emergencies and helping others by educating and cooperating.
In case of Power Outages it is wise to prepare for a week or two.
- Non-perishable Food
- Water - potable and toilet flushing
Maximum preparation would include a generator and fuel to pump well water, keep a refrigerator going, as well as having camping equipment.
In case of earthquake, flood or fire, it is wise to keep:
- Shoes and Flashlight by your bed
- Ready to Go Survival Kit in your car
- Ready to Stay Supplies stored at home
- Important Documents safe
- Plan for family and pets - Exit Routes, meeting place in and out of town
- Radio - KOWS 107.3 FM, KZST 100.1 FM, KSRO 1350 AM
- Wrench near shutoff valves for gas or propane tank
Sheltor Options TBA: Occidental Center for the Arts
Store non-perishables (with a can opener) securely from pests and water.
Peanut butter, tuna, dried foods, energy bars, nuts, canned fruit, rice, beans
oatmeal, pasta and sauce if you have cooking capability (camp stove, etc.)
Provide 1 gallon per person per day
Disinfect one gallon of water with 8 drops bleach for 30 minutes.
Supply of water for flushing. Use bucket and pour into toilet.
Consider installing 5-10K gallon storage tank with connections for fire department.
Keep in various locations in the home and vehicles. Solar, battery-operated, crank, shake,
and waterproof models are available.
Ready to Go in a backpack or duffle bag:
Food and water (purification tabs)
Clothes and shoes, raincoat (garbage bag)
Personal hygiene items - soap, toothpaste/brush, comb/brush
First Aid items - bandaids, antibiotic & anti-itch creams, scissors, tweezers,
pain medication (Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen), sani-wipes.
Personal ID, photo, and family contact info (keep updated)
Pocket knife, multi-tool (ie. Leatherman)
Plan what to do and where to go in case of emergencies:
House fire, wildfire, (drop & roll, leave a burning building safely)
Earthquake (duck and cover, family meeting place)
Health emergency or serious injury
Shelter in place
Ready to Stay - store outside home if possible, in garage, shed, cupboard:
Food and water (purification tabs, bleach or filter)
Utensils - plates, cups
Flashlight, camp light
Clothing - warm jackets, shoes/socks, rain gear
Bedding - blankets, sleeping bags, pillows
Propane stove & fuel
Tools & equipment: Hammer, knife, screwdriver, pliers, candles, pen/paper
garbage bags, duct tape, wrench for gas/propane shut-off, rope, work
gloves, dust masks, fire extinguisher, shovel
First Aid kit - including tweezers, alcohol wipes, peroxide
Personal hygiene items - soap, toothpaste/brush, brush, comb, feminine products, toilet paper
Keys - extra set
Eyeglasses - extra pair
Kits available from retailers: 5 gal bucket - full of supplies, first aid kits
Trash can or plastic tub for storage of supplies
Keep in a safe place - waterproof, fireproof, portable.
Copies of important papers:
Insurance documents - home, auto, life
Phone numbers of relatives and friends
Photos of family members
EXIT ROUTES from Occidental DOWNLOAD MAP
Map - Bohemian Hwy. to Monte Rio or Freestone/Bodega
Coleman Valley Road
Plan with your family where to meet - in and out of town
Remain calm and listen for instructions
Solar, battery operated and hand crank models are recommended
Keep extra batteries on hand
Occidental Fire Department
Occidental Area Health Center
Sonoma County Red Cross
Santa Rosa COPE Program
CA Offices of Emergency Services
U.S. Geological Survey
Sebastopol CERT - Community Emergency Response Team
Sebastopol Fire Department 707.823.8061 - $50 courses available
PG & E - Natural Disaster Safety
Home Safety Council - Disaster Preparedness
San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
Emergency Shelter Options for Occidental TBA
Occidental Community Center
St. Philips Church
Union Hotel Ballroom
Salmon Creek School
Alliance Redwoods, Westminster Woods and CYO Camps