Emergency Preparedness Resources In OCIf you are reading this, the experts were mistaken about the Mayan calendar and the end of the world in 2012. There are other, more likely emergencies, however, and any prognosticator will tell you preparedness is always a good idea. In California, the threat of earthquakes is real and constant. Orange County has felt its share of tremors, as well as structural and brush fires, major power outages and even flooding. The recent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station also serves as a reminder of the potential for man-made disaster. The best thing you can do for your family in an emergency is have food, water, blankets, batteries, medical supplies and a plan to survive the time, if any, you will be cut off from regular resources. Outfit your home, and loved ones, with these companies.