Readying the most vulnerable populations for disasters before they strike
About the Program
Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign is based on an investment of public funds by Governor Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers to ready the most vulnerable populations for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods, and public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic before they strike. The campaign is anchored at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Californians are all too familiar with the harsh reality of wildfire and other natural disasters, and now the effects of a global pandemic. Far too often the people and communities hit hardest by these disasters or public health emergencies are those least equipped to survive them.
Listos helps Californians to become better prepared for disasters and to understand how to stay safe during COVID-19 by working with trusted community allies to provide simple tips and tools in languages and cultures that represent the great diversity of California. Through this process, we will build a social movement of self-reliance and community spirit that will make both families and communities more resilient.