How to Get
Following an earthquake or other disaster, it is important to monitor local
radio, television and other media resources for information about where to
get emergency housing, food, medical attention, and financial assistance.
Assistance to families and individuals will come from a number of
organizations. The American Red Cross and Salvation Army are often set up
right away to offer immediate medical, food and housing needs.
the disaster the City of Calabasas offers information and referrals to help
people in shelters, and with locations of resources for direct assistance.
The City will provide information to residents via:
Channel 3: CTV - The Calabasas
KNX 1070 AM or KFWB 980 AM
Agoura Hills /
Calabasas Community Center
Tennis and Swim
event of a severe disaster, the federal government is also called in to help
individuals and families with temporary housing, counseling, low interest
loans and grants, and other types of public assistance. Businesses and
schools are also eligible for aid.
This Federal assistance becomes available when the President of the United
States declares a "Major Disaster" at the request of the State's governor.
When this happens, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sets up
Disaster Application Centers to process applications. FEMA also uses an
800-phone number to register disaster applications as well. The number to
call is announced via television, radio, newspapers, and throughout the
City's various information networks.