Being Prepared


One of the most important ways you can help is by making sure you are prepared. The easiest ways to start is by packing a ‘go bag’ for you and your family that will last a few days as well as create an emergency plan. As for the go bag, some of the things to keep in mind can be found here.

  • Water
  • Canned food
  • Extra clothes
  • Animal food if you have pets
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription medicine
  • Copies of important documents like a social security card or deed to a home
  • Some petty cash

When talking with your family about an emergency plan, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Have phone numbers and contact information written down on paper in a safe place.
  • Designate a friend or loved one who lives far away to serve as the point of contact for your family to check in with in case local communication is not working properly.
  • Download NotifyLA, as well as the ShakeAlertLA and MyShake apps to your iPhone or Android so you are warned before impending earthquakes.

Natural disasters and emergencies can occur at any time and prepardness is key. Take a look at the following resources for more in depth information.


During the Woolsey Fire, Blumenfield and his BobCAT welcomed hundreds of volunteers to his District Office to help organize and dispatch 100,000 lbs of donated goods to evacuees throughout the West Valley.