Staying informed about our Community
In an ongoing effort to keep Sausalito citizens and businesses safe, please review the following information and be prepared for disasters of all types.
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We are pleased to present an informational packet for visitors to Southern Marin. It includes tips on signing up for alerts, how to find local evacuation routes and Community Refuge Areas, as well as what to do on "Red Flag Days,". This is a wonderful resource for businesses and residents who have frequent visitors. Download the Guide.
In an attempt to keep the citizens and business community of Sausalito as informed as possible regarding law enforcement activities as well as natural disasters and other emergencies, the Sausalito Police Department and the Disaster Preparedness-Emergency Operations Program has entered an agreement with Nixle.com. Nixle is a service that will allow individuals to receive trusted, up-to-date information regarding the City of Sausalito.
Alert Marin Emergency Notification System
If you live, work or go to school in Marin County and are 18 and over, you may now register your cell phone or VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone to receive emergency alerts sent by call, text, email, or smartphone application from the County of Marin. This includes information about:
- flooding, wildfires, and subsequent evacuations;
- public safety incidents including crimes that affect your neighborhood;
- and post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies.
In the event of a disaster, you may be on your own for 5-7 days.
Evacuations, shelter in place, and other emergency orders may be necessary to protect residents during wildfire, flooding, and other emergencies.
As part of our evacuation plan, the entire county has been divided into individual evacuation zones. Pre-established evacuation zones help first responders and emergency service agencies prepare before an emergency strikes and helps streamline the evacuation process to reduce confusion and help residents evacuate quickly.
The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, Marin County fire agencies, law enforcement agencies, and the county Office of Emergency Services, are improving how evacuation, shelter in place and other emergency orders are issued. Marin County is using a technology called Zonehaven, which is used by several counties in the Bay Area including neighboring Sonoma, Napa, Lake, San Mateo, Alameda, and Santa Clara counties.
- ReadyMarin Plan and Prepare: Emergency Checklists
- FEMA: www.ready.gov
- What Foods to Store: www.ready.gov/food
- American Red Cross disaster apps: www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps
- Get Ready Quick: www.totallyunprepared.com/get-ready-quick
- Storing Water Guidelines: www.ready.gov/managing-water
- FEMA: Family Communication Plan
- Prepare for a Wildfire – Fire Safe Marin
- Red Cross Tools & Checklists:
- Address placard order form Address Placard Order Form