BOLSTERING DISASTER WARNING: Listos California was created by Gov. Newsom after the deadly 2019 Camp Fire made clear that a more expanded and culturally competent disaster warning system was needed. The $25 million in grants distributed to more than 70 community partners will expand these services in areas of the state most susceptible to emergencies, with a focus on vulnerable communities – older adults, people with disabilities, the homeless, immigrants and refugees, as well rural Californians and those living in areas with limited broadband access.
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Already this year, Listos California has provided more than one million Californians with personalized interactions, meeting Californians where they are and helping them prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Listos California played a prominent role in the state’s response to devastating winter storms, mobilizing teams of community members to make personalized, unique phone calls to more than 2 million Californians at risk of flooding and signing up nearly 50,000 households for emergency alerts.