The Red Guide Blog

Scam Alerts

Beware of the “bad apples” that come out collecting for victims of disaster.  A Seattle news center recently provided an important reminder that while disaster victims are often targets for scams related to their recovery efforts, anyone donating to charities and relief organizations should be careful as well. Cyber criminals send emails, and phone calls…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 29th, 2015 in category: Scams


Resiliency

Do You Have a Resiliency Plan?

When you think of being “prepared” for a disaster, it typically includes a home escape plan and having food and water supplies.  But what happens after that? We were pleased to be included in a recent article that looks at the goals and realities of community resilience.  Learning how community and government agencies are partners…..

READ MORE »Posted on July 31st, 2015 in category: Financial Aid, Insurance, Recovery Tips


Hurricane moving to land

The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season begins today!

Although the Pacific Hurricane season already started on May 15, it’s the Atlantic Hurricane season that begins today, June 1 that gets most of the attention.  In recent years, Atlantic Hurricanes and tropical systems have caused serious and expensive damage to both coastal and inland areas. FEMA is encouraging families to prepare!  Get familiar with…..

READ MORE »Posted on June 1st, 2015 in category: Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips


Firefighter California-FEMA

San Diego County Wildfires One Year Later

The Red Guide to Recovery has been proud to support the recovery of many homeowners after the May 2014 wildfires.  The county has prepared for the 2015 season with new air and land firefighting equipment and with support tools for disaster survivors like The Red Guide to Recovery. Find out more: Lessons Learned after wildfire…..

READ MORE »Posted on May 16th, 2015 in category: Awards & Recognition, Fire, General


National PrepareAthon! Day – April 30, 2015

Over 6.5 million people are registered to be part of National PrepareAthon! Day on April 30, 2015. This day is dedicated to raising awareness and supporting efforts to take actions to prepare for these six specific hazards: Earthquake Flood Hurricane Tornado Wildfire Winter Storm Visit the PrepareAthon website for more info…. On Thursday, April 16,…..

READ MORE »Posted on April 15th, 2015 in category: Meetings/Lectures, Preparedness Tips


Image: Extreme Heat

Winter heat wave in California! It’s time to think about fire season…

A record breaking heat wave hit California this week, and although there have been waves of rain storms, the weather folks say we remain in severe drought conditions.  This week of high temperatures are a reminder of how dry and hot conditions can trigger brush and plants to respond. With spring around the corner, many…..

READ MORE »Posted on March 16th, 2015 in category: Fire, Preparedness Tips