Emergency Preparedness

The ability to creatively respond and collaborate long term with a broad array of community partners, while also protecting vulnerable staff and volunteers, will drive any A1AA disaster response.

Area 1 Agency on Aging (A1AA) is involved in community disaster preparedness efforts to help ensure the health and safety of older adults and people with disabilities. A1AA is a member of the Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) entities in both Humboldt and Del Norte counties. All A1AA disaster relief efforts will be coordinated with the Office of Emergency Services through COAD.

A1AA regularly receives and disseminates safety information briefings, advisories, and updates from the California Department of Aging, local Public Health Departments, and the CDC related to emergencies, disasters, and pandemics. We actively participate in coordinating with other providers to ensure needed services to older adults.

COVID-19 taught us that we need to be flexible and responsive in both how we provide services and how we respond to emerging needs, especially during emergencies and disasters.

Humboldt County Emergency Planning Resources

Humboldt IPA

California Department of Aging Preparedness Handouts

Coping with Flood

Coping with Hot Weather

Coping with Winter

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Before, During and After an Earthquake

Prepare for Power Outages

What To Do in Wildfire

California State Resources

Listos California wants everyone to get ready and stay safe from wildfire, earthquakes, and floods. Let’s work together to establish more resilient communities and help all Californians to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters.