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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 create your own emergency plan
• The ability to build an emergency supplies kit

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

• Emergency updates
• Interactive emergency maps
• Shelter locations
• ShakeReadySD Earthquake alerts from USGS
• Interactive earthquake maps from USGS

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

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What’s New

Version 8.4.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements. Addition of ShakeReadySD earthquake alerts powered by USGS ShakeAlert®.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 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.

Daves1975 ,

Good for emergencies slow on information

It is an okay app. It gives alerts out but getting the information is slow. During the rain month, December 2019, I would get flash flood warnings from this app only to wait for the information. I was contact to WiFi. My weather app was faster in giving my the information on the flash floods in my area. It’s good to have. I am hoping the county will get the information out faster.

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!

App Privacy

The developer, County of San Diego, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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