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Calaveras County Asking Businesses to Prepare for a Wet El Nino Winter and Spring

County staff are challenging businesses to prepare for another wet winter with a high probability of atmospheric rivers, heavy rain, flooding, power outages, mudslides, and significant snow accumulation. Businesses should take protective action by having a plan in place and using caution. Below is a list of various resources for preparing your business in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.


Business Resiliency Challenge
Outsmart Disaster is a perfect tool for businesses who want to take proactive steps towards becoming a more resilient business in the face of disaster.

Ready Business outlines commonsense measures business owners and managers can take to start getting ready. It provides  practical information to help you plan for your company’s future. The Emergency Response Plan is a 10-page document to help businesses identify the goals and objectives for the emergency response plan.

The Insurance Coverage Discussion form can be used to discuss your insurance coverage with your agent and ensure you have adequate coverage and can recover from a disaster more rapidly.


American Red Cross
As a small business owner, the daily challenges you face can be compounded in the event of an emergency or disaster. This web site can provide you with a multitude of resources for being prepared in the event of a natural disaster.

The Dependency Mapping, Vital Records Classification Checklist, and Process Recovery forms can help you document essential business processes, the resources you may depend upon, and the steps for recovery in the event of a disruption. Combine this with your contact lists for essential personnel, suppliers, vendors, and business partners for a complete Business Continuity Plan.


Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
This toolkit can help you build a business continuity plan so you can prepare, respond, and recover quickly. A weather specific “open for business,” emergency preparedness and response planning toolkit is located here.


Additional Local Resources:
• Sign up for Calaveras Alert Emergency Notification System via Everbridge
• County snowplow information line 209-754-6017
• Public Works Roads line 209-754-6401 more information can be found here.
• Calaveras County Animal Services small animal evacuation 209-754-6866 Preparing for an Emergency webpage
• Calaveras County Fairgrounds large animal/livestock evacuation 209-736-2561
County GIS Community Information Center provides citizens with address specific information 
• Look up PG&E outages by using an address and/or report an outage or gas leak here.

For questions contact Kathy Gallino at or directly at 209-754-6742

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