Preparedness Information

Emergency Preparedness Information

Emergency Preparedness is planning how to respond when an emergency or disaster occurs and working to gather the resources to respond effectively. These activities help save lives and minimize damage by preparing people to respond appropriately when an emergency is imminent or hits.

The following pages provide valuable information for you to increase your awareness and preparedness on what to do in the event of a specific emergency or disaster. Be prepared for an earthquake, wildfires, storms, hazardous materials, power outages and more. Take the time and prepare your family, friends and business associates… prepare today for tomorrow’s emergencies!

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Emergency Guidance

NIXLE: Emergency Messaging & Notifications

What is Nixle?

Nixle is a free, secure online messaging system that will allow the City of Santa Clarita to provide information to residents via cell phone text message and email notification. 

How to Sign up:

  • Via text – Send “SCEMERGENCY” to 888777 to register that device
    By filling out the form below:

*There is NO spam and no hidden cost. Standard text messaging rates do apply.

Sign Up Now!

Follow us on social media:
Emergency updates are posted on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Emergency Blog Updates
In the case of a disaster, the City activates the Emergency Updates Blog.

Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. The city of Santa Clarita Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies natural and man-made disaster risks and vulnerabilities that are common in the City of Santa Clarita. After identifying these risks, long-term strategies for protecting people and property from those events are established. Mitigation plans are required to be updated on a 5-year cycle and approved by FEMA before being adopted by a local jurisdiction.  

Please see below to review the City’s Federally approved Hazard Mitigation Plan.


2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan

2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan

2010 Hazard Mitigation Plan