Want to be a Block Captain?
Organize your street or neighborhood for emergency preparedness by assessing the needs, skills, and resources available on your block.
As a Block Captain, you will attend a meeting with other block captains to discuss the steps needed to organize your block:
- Invite your neighbors to a meeting.
- Distribute surveys and emergency checklists.
- Assign members to a Search & Rescue Team.
To learn more, please contact
Marcy Winograd, Chair of OPA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee
Marcyteach@gmail.com, (310) 795-2322.
City of Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management
1685 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 917-6626 TTY
To prepare for an emergency, the City of Santa Monica recommends you stock the following:
- Enough food and water to last 7 days. You’ll need one gallon of water per person per day. Pack non-perishable, high energy foods. Remember to have enough food and water for your pets, too.
- Stock supplies such as a battery-operated radio, a flashlight with extra batteries, and a first-aid kit with bandages and disinfectants.
- Keep cash on hand. ATMs and credit cards may not work if there is a power outage.
- Provide a change of clothing, including sturdy shoes and gloves. Have a sleeping bag or air mattress on which to sleep.
- Remember your essentials: medications; eyeglasses/contact lenses and solution; identification cards; birth certificate; passports, etc.
Links for Emergency Preparedness
Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit
Additional items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Supply Kit
Household Disaster Preparedness SurveySanta Monica Office of Emergency Management
Household Disaster Preparedness Survey & Letter to Residents
Emergency Preparedness Meeting Agenda
Suggested Emergency Preparedness Kit
American Red Cross
Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
Neighborhood Survey, Form Letter, Meeting Sign-In Sheet
US Department of Health and Human Services
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service