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Disaster Preparedness Starts With You

Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different disaster situations. The SD Emergency app contains disaster preparedness information, like:

• The ability to import or create your own emergency plan, plus the option to share with family and friends*
• The ability to build an emergency supplies kit that can be backed up and restored*
• Notifications when your emergency plan and kit are expired*

And when disaster strikes, the SD Emergency app will keep you and your family informed with:

• Emergency updates
• Interactive emergency maps
• Shelter locations

Plus, the app features a recovery section with resources during the aftermath of disasters.

The County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) created the SD Emergency app to better prepare and inform San Diego County residents and visitors about disasters. With SD Emergency, the tools you need to plan, prepare and respond in an emergency are right at your fingertips.

For more information, visit http://www.readysandiego.org

Follow us on Twitter @SanDiegoCounty and @ReadySanDiego

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*Importing or Restoring an Emergency Plan/Kit will overwrite any existing Plan/Kit information stored in the app.

What’s New

Version 8.2.55

Added Spanish language option, accessibility features, font size adjustment, American Sign Language and audible Disaster Info Updates.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Terbie ,

Please limit unhelpful notifications and change sound

Due to the Lilac Fire, this app has exploded in notifications... Unfortunately most are super unhelpful. It would be great if they could limited notifications to only truly emergency info.

Here are some of the notifications I've received:
"DA warns of price gouging"
"Looking for ways to help? Monetary donations recommended"

Why are these worthy of the terrifying notification sound? I don't want to turn off notifications in case there is actually helpful info, but they are encouraging me to by having all updates appear equally important by notifying me of all of them.

It would also be helpful to be able to change the notification sound to be something other than the smoke alarm chirp that's the default. When you are worried about fires, smoke alarm noises are super stressful.

The maps, shelter info, and volunteer info is super helpful. That part is top notch.

lswelsh ,

Improper use

There should be a way to decide what alerts we receive. I want to know if there is an emergency not how to clean my pool. I don’t have a pool. I don’t appreciate all the “urgent” messages that go out. Use notifications to warn us and post your safety precautions to the website. This way people don’t turn notifications off and miss a real emergency!

Kris121785 ,

Junk notifications

I downloaded this app during the SoCal wildfires to receive updates about the Lilac fire's proximity to my location and other need-to-know alerts. Unfortunately, I now receive dozens of junk push alerts that are not truly emergency alerts. Some recent ones include:
-"Cleaning Ash from Property and Pools";
-"Staying Prepared for Continuing High Fire Risk Conditions";
-"What do Do During a Power Outage"; and,
-"Looking for a Way to Help? Monetary Donations Recommended."

There is no way to select which alerts you receive and it's really ridiculous that I'm receiving these junk alerts- if I really needed to know how to clean ash from my pool, I could certainly Google it. I don't need to be interrupted during work or when I'm sleeping with a fire-alarm sounding tone just for these spam-y notifications.

To me, it seems like quite a manipulation of the App and so far gone from the App's supposed intention.


County of San Diego
24.4 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© County of San Diego


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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