Indio Disaster Preparedness Program

The City of Indio is in the process of updating their Local Hazard Mitigation Plan in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.  The Hazard Mitigation Plan must be updated locally, approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and adopted by the City Council every five years.

The public is encouraged to participate by providing comment on the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan during the update process. A copy of the current Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is available with the Deputy City Clerk and if you click here.

A Local Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies community hazards, risks, vulnerabilities, as well as, mitigation goals and actions.

It should be noted that an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan is required to receive federal assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and Pre-Disaster Mitigation programs.

Comments should be directed to Emergency Services Coordinator Michelle Kelly at:


Mailing Info: 

City of Indio
Michelle Kelly (LHMP)
P. O. Box 1788
Indio, CA 92202

The deadline for comments is June 16, 2017

 Disaster can strike at any time...

Prepare. Plan. Stay informed.

Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, and windstorm affect thousands of people across the United States every year.  Each of should know what our risks are to better prepare and protect ourselves, our families and our community.

Recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do to for protection will help each of us to take effective steps to prepare beforehand and aid in recovery after the event.

Some of the things that can be done to prepare in advance for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family emergency plan, are the same for all types of hazards. However each emergency is unique and knowing the actions to take for each threat will impact the specific decisions and preparations made. By learning about these specific threats, we can better prepare ourselves to efficiently and effectively react in an emergency.


Emergency Public Information Guide:

The City of Indio has created an Emergency Public Information Resources Guide for Indio residents, visitors and businesses to use in emergency situations. 

City of Indio Emergency Public Information Resources Guide 

Emergency Preparedness Links:

Federal Emergency Management

California Office of Emergency Services:

Federal site for preparedness—all hazards: or

Health and pandemic illness:

Department of Homeland Security - Terrorism:

El Niño Readiness Resources:

Riverside County (Flooding):

Cal OES (California Storm Ready):


FEMA (Home Flooding Protection Resources):

FEMA (Floods):

National Weather Service (Turn Around, Don't Drown):

National Weather Service (Weather Forecasts):


Winter Weather: Know the Difference

While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe weather in their lives.  Do you know the difference?

1. Winter Storm Outlook: Winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2 to 5 days.

2. Winter Weather Advisory: Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous.  When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening.

3. Winter Storm Watch: Winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36 to 48 hours.  People in a watch area should review their winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions.

4. Winter Storm Warning: Life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours.  People in a warning area should take precautions immediately.

Earthquake preparedness resources:


For additional information, please direct inquiries to: 

Michelle Caldwell, Emergency Services Coordinator 
Phone: (760) 863-7467