The City of Cotati has an emergency operations plan to protect public safety and plan for continuity of city services during a disaster. However, depending on the severity of the disaster, first responders may be overwhelmed with emergencies and unable to immediately assist you. Therefore, it is essential that you be prepared to be on your own for a minimum of 3 to 5 days.
The following resources are intended to assist you in keeping informed and safe during a prolonged emergency. It is important that you create a personal or family plan for emergencies, and have adequate supplies until emergency responders can assist you. The following references should not be considered endorsements or guarantees of specific kit contents. Additional water, food, or medical supplies may need to be added to adequately prepare, depending on your individual or family needs.