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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Disaster Preparation

Emergencies -- report oil or chemical spills at 800-424-8802
To contact a Region 9 Duty Officer for oil or chemical spills in Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands please call (800) 300-2193. This number is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Public Service Announcements

Safe Drinking Water
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Returning Home
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Gas Leaks
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EPA responds to disasters that involve spills of oil, hazardous chemicals or materials that could threaten human health and the environment. EPA supports federal, tribal, state and local authorities by conducting response actions to mitigate environmental impacts caused by disasters. During an actual response action, this page will contain current information and instructions relating to environmental aspects of the situation.

In a major disaster, it might be several days before vital services are restored. Each household should discuss and develop a plan for evacuation routes, staying in contact, as well as for food, water and health care in the event of an emergency.

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Disaster Preparation

Disaster Preparation for the Public

Red CrossGet Prepared
Complete preparation information, multiple languages

72 Hours: Are You Prepared?
To be on your own for 72 hours

Plan Ahead
Protect Your Family & Property

Ready America | En Español
Get a kit, Make a plan, Be informed

FEMA assistance—all audiences

Planning for Natural Disaster Debris (PDF) (94 pp, 1.9MB)
EPA Disaster Debris Website

California Office of Emergency Services

Natural Disasters and Weather Emergencies

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