Disaster Guide

Part 1: Emergency Plans for Recreational Vehicle Parks

Evacuation Procedures, List of Residents by Section

All occupants of an RV space should maintain their RVs so that they're mobility ready in the case of an evacuation. All RV's should maintain mobility functions for quick evacuation.

In case of emergency where an evacuation is safe and necessary, the order is as follows: Section 1 will evacuate through the South Exit and Section A to evacuate through the North exit. Section 2 and Section B evacuate second, continuing sequentially by Section numbers and letters until the entire park has been evacuated. Ultimately, the well-being of yourself and your family is the priority and should be placed above the safety of the RV.

Evacuation through South Exit onto Harbor Boulevard

COLOR                 ORDER                           SPACE NUMBERS  

RED                               1                            26 to 30, 87 to 91,160 to 166

BLUE                              2                            167 to 184

PINK                               3                            188 to 197

ORANGE                        4                            142 to 159, R4 to R6

PURPLE                         5                            128 to 139


Evacuation through North Exit onto Harbor Boulevard

COLOR                 ORDER                 SPACE NUMBERS   

RED                                A                           4 to 6, 47 to 69

BLUE                              B                           7 to 25

PINK                                C                          31 to 45 and Office

ORANGE                        D                          112-125

PURPLE                          E                           71 to 86, 92 to 109, R1 to R3


In the event of a disaster which does not require evacuation of the entire park, the designated site of evacuation within the park will be the area between the clubhouse and the office.

Both the South and North exit can be used for departure. For the safety of yourself and your neighbor, all roads will become one- way-traffic as seen on the evacuation map.



Evacuation Sites

Predetermined buildings/sites to evacuate to in the case of a Natural Disaster:

·        Local High School Gymnasium

·        Local Park Community Center

·        Red Cross designated safe place

·        Local Fair Grounds

·        Another city or county government agency designated safe place

Disaster Preparedness Emergency Plan Team

Residents may want to develop a Disaster Preparedness Emergency Plan Committee ("DPEPC") to assist in the evacuation process which should consist of residents who are willing to volunteer their time to establish and serve on the team. This team could be responsible for the following functions:

·   Inform each guest of any impending disaster

·   Assess any special needs for fragile, handicapped, elderly or disable individuals within the park. Keep updated records of any special medication, diet, or care information and ensure that they vacate the park with these necessities.

·   Inform/train guests on procedures for securing their homes prior to evacuation such as gas shut off, water and electrical disconnect, locking doors and windows, and leaving immediately to pre-determined locations.

·   Organize and inform guests of their evacuation route to take in leaving the park in a safe and orderly fashion.

·   Secure transportation and coordinate evacuation of park guests who are unable to transport out of the park on their own.

If you are interested in helping to develop Anaheim Harbor’s DPEPC, please email info@anaheimharborrvpark.com and park staff will connect you with other interested residents.



FEMA Regulations - Title 44, Sec. 60.3,(c)14 and (e)9 states: (Communities must) Require that recreational vehicles placed on sites within Zones A 1-30, AH, and AE on the community's FIRM either

(i)           Be on the site for fewer than 180 consecutive days                    OR

(ii)      Be fully licensed and ready for highway use.

A recreational vehicle is ready for highway use if it is on its wheels or jacking system, is
attached to the site only by quick disconnect type utilities and security devices, and has
no permanently attached additions.

California Regulations - Title 23, Section 114 outlines the existing general evacuation procedures for recreational vehicle parks in a floodway.

(c) Recreational vehicle parks are subject to the following requirements:

(1) New and existing recreational vehicle parks are allowed within an adopted plan of flood control if a permit is obtained from the board, a current implementable evacuation plan is on file with the board, and the following requirements are enforced:

(A) The locations of all recreational vehicle pads and appurtenances are shown on the evacuation plan.

(B) All recreational vehicles have axles, wheels, and any required tow hitch installed, and are in readily movable condition at all times.

(C) At the initiation of an evacuation, all recreational vehicles are removed from the floodway within the time period specified in the evacuation plan.

(D) At the initiation of the evacuation, all floatable and portable structures are removed from the floodway within the time period specified in the evacuation plan.

(E) The locations of emergency storage areas outside the floodway for recreational vehicles, and portable and floatable structures are shown on the evacuation plan.

(F) The location of the river staff gauge and the gauge height that will initiate an evacuation are shown on the evacuation plan.

(G) Permittees or managers of recreational vehicle parks accept sole responsibility for initiating an evacuation.

(H) Any related structures, such as laundry rooms or storage buildings, are securely anchored and are not utilized for human habitation.

(I) If significant flood damage occurs to any of the recreational vehicles or other park structures due to the failure of the evacuation plan or its execution, the park may not continue operating without the approval of the board.

1994 Uniform Fire Code

Standard 82-1 (g) Where necessary to prevent flotation due to possible high flood waters around aboveground containers, or high water table for those underground, containers shall be securely anchored.


Part II: A Disaster Preparedness Planning Guide for Recreational Vehicle Parks


Individual Emergency Plan for Residents

In the unlikely event of a natural or man-made disaster, we want our guests to have the utmost safety procedures in place. Make sure you are familiar with our park's evacuation routes and procedures and discuss them with your family or other's in your party.

The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Knowing what to do in an emergency is your best protection and your responsibility. Learn how to protect yourself and your family by planning ahead.

To obtain more information, you may want to contact your local emergency management agency or civil defense office and the local American Red Cross chapter - be prepared to take notes.

A checklist follows to develop your own personal emergency plan.

·   Find out which disasters are most likely to occur in the areas you are visiting.

·   Know how to prepare for each disaster and how you would be warned of an emergency.

·   Learn about the community's warning signals: what they sound like and what you should do when you hear them.

·   Learn the park's main evacuation routes.

·   If needed, ask about special assistance for elderly or disabled persons.

·   Ask about animal care during and after an emergency. Animals may not be allowed inside emergency shelters due to health regulations.

Checklist of Emergency Procedures

Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disasters. Explain the dangers of fire, severe weather and earthquakes to children, elderly individuals, and persons needing special assistance. Plan to share responsibilities and work together as a team. The following may be used in creating your own emergency plan:

·   Discuss what to do in an evacuation.

·   Pick an alternative location to meet, in the event a family member cannot return to the campsite.

·   Pick one out-of-state and one local friend or relative for family members to call if separated by disaster (it is often easier to call out-of-state than within the affected area).

·   Instruct family members to turn on a battery powered radio for emergency information.

·   Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1 and a long distance contact person.

·   Keep family records in a water and fire-proof container.

·   If your RV can not be evacuated, make sure to turn the propane tanks off. Disconnect the RV from power, water and cable/electric.

·   Take a basic first aid and CPR class.

·   Prepare a disaster supply kit

If Disaster Strikes:

·   Remain calm and patient. Put your plan into action.

·   Check for injuries; give first aid and get help for seriously injured.

·   Listen to your battery powered radio for news and instructions.

·   Evacuate if advised to do so.

·   Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

·   Check for damage to your RV - use a flashlight only. Do not light matches or turn on electrical switches, if you suspect damage.

·   Check for fires, fire hazards and other household hazards.

·   If you are remaining in your RV, sniff for gas leaks, starting at the hot water heater. If you smell gas or suspect a leak, turn off the propane tanks, open windows, and get everyone outside quickly.

·   Shut off any other damaged utilities.

·   Clean up spilled medicines, bleaches, and any other flammable liquids immediately.


Remember to:

·   Confine or secure your pets.

·   Call your family contact - do not use the telephone again unless it is a life- threatening emergency.

·   Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or disabled persons.

·   Make sure you have an adequate water supply in case service is shut off.

·   Stay away from downed power lines.


Provisions for Those Who May Need Assistance

Notify the Park's Manager if you, or an occupant of your RV, require special assistance in the event of an emergency. An individual plan will be devised between you and the Park to help enable you to evacuate yourself and/or the occupants of your RV.

First Aid Procedures

Information on first aid can be found on the American Red Cross website at www.redcross.org/first-aid. Utilize known persons who are medically trained (such as Doctors, Nurses, or people medically trained in CPR and first aid) to assist in administering first aid to those injured.

Before emergencies, prepare a first aid kit. Have the kit in an easy to locate place. Make sure all family members know the location of the kit.


First Aid Basics

·        Basic CPR and First aid classes can be taken online for free.

·        Utilize known persons who are medically trained (such as doctors, nurses, or people medically trained in CPR and first aid) to assist in administering first aid to those injured.

·        If the injured individual(s) are in imminent danger they should carefully be moved to a safe location to administer first aid.

·        In the case where injuries are severe and movement could cause further injuries, do not move the injured. Make the injured person(s) as comfortable as possible and wait for emergency personnel.


Government and Relief Agencies estimate that after a major disaster, it could take up to three days for relief workers to reach some areas. In such cases, a 72 hour disaster supply kit could mean the difference between life and death. In other emergencies, a 72 hour disaster supply kit means the difference between having a miserable experience or one that's like a pleasant family camp out.


In the event of an evacuation, you will need to have items in an easy-to-carry container like a backpack or duffle bag.

Sample First Aid Kit:

·   Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes

·   2 & 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6 each)

·   Hypoallergenic adhesive tape

·   Triangle bandages (3)

·   2 & 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls each)

·   Scissors

·   Tweezers

·   Needle

·   Moistened towelettes

·   Antiseptic

·   Thermometer

·   Tongue blades (2)

·   Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant

·   Assorted sizes of safety pins

·   Cleansing agent/soap

·   Burn gel & dressings

·   Latex gloves (2 pairs)

·   Sunscreen

·   Aspirin


Family Disaster Supplies Kit

After an emergency,  you may need to rely on your own supplies for several days, being prepared means having your own food, water, and supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

3-5 gallons of water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days)
Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food + manual can opener)
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with a tone alert
Extra batteries
Whistle (to signal for help)
Prescription medications and eyeglasses
Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, antacids or laxatives
Prescription eyeglasses and contact lens solution
Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream
Pet food and extra water for your pet
Cash or traveler's checks
Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
Fire extinguisher
Matches in a waterproof container
Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
Paper and pencil
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Additional Emergency Supplies

Since Spring of 2020, the CDC has recommended people include additional items in their kits to help prevent the spread of coronavirus or other viruses and the flu.

Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:

Cloth face coverings (for everyone ages 2 and above)
Hand sanitizer
Disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces
Maintaining Your Kit


After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed:

·         Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.

·         Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers.

·         Replace expired items as needed.

·         Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.

Kit Storage Locations

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and cars.

Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.
Car: In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car
More information available on: https://www.ready.gov/kit


Part III: Preparedness for Most Likely Disasters


·   Be sure you have properly operating smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. If one or more of your smoke detectors are battery operated, replace the batteries annually or more often if necessary. An easy to remember schedule is to change your batteries to coincide with daylight savings time.

·   Know how to use a fire extinguisher.

·   Make sure everyone knows how to use the emergency exits in your RV. Practice using them with the whole family.

·   Be sure your heating and electrical systems are properly maintained and in good working order. Carefully follow the instructions on all appliances and heating units, taking special care not to overload your electrical system.

·   Keep matches, lighters, and candles away from small children. Children tend to be curious about fire and tend to hide when frightened.

·   Make an itemized list of your personal property, including furniture, clothing, appliances, and other valuables. If available, make a video tape of your possessions. Keep the list and/or tape up-to-date and store them along with the other important documents.

In Case of Fire in your RV:

·   Immediately assess the problem to assist you in exiting away from the fire source

·   Get everyone out of the RV immediately

·   If smoky conditions are present, remember that smoke rises and stay as close to the floor as possible. Before exiting a door, feel the bottom of the door with the palm of your hand. If it is hot, find another way out. Never open a door that is hot to the touch.

·   Should your clothing catch fire: first drop ... then roll. Never run. If a rug or blanket is handy, roll yourself up in it until the fire is out.

·   Without risk to any person, get pets out of the RV.

·   Call 9-1-1 or the Fire Department, then notify the park office

·   Give your name, telephone number you are calling from, park address, space number where the fire is and any additional directions

·   Describe the type/nature of the fire (gas, wood, chemical, electrical)

·   State that the fire is in an RV and report any known injuries. Including if any disabled person(s) or anyone not accounted for may still be in the structure

·   Tell all residents near the fire source to stand ready with water hoses to wet down their structures

·   If and only if safe, turn off propane tanks and disconnect electricity



·   Know the elevation of your location in relation to nearby streams, rivers, and lakes.

·   Have several escape routes planned.

·   The National Weather Service continuously broadcasts updated weather conditions, warnings and forecasts on National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios. A NOAA radio may be purchased at radio or electronic stores. Local broadcast stations transmit Emergency Alert System messages which may be heard on standard radios.

·   When rising water threatens, move your RV to higher ground.

·   If one escape route is not passable do not waste any time - try another route or back track to higher ground. Use travel routes specified by local officials. Never drive through flooded roadways. Do not bypass or go around barricades.

·   Wear life preservers if possible. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

·   Avoid any contact with flood water. Flood water may be contaminated and pose health problems. If cuts or wounds come in contact with flood waters, clean the wound as thoroughly as possible.

·   Take your Emergency Disaster Supplies Kit with you.

·   When you reach a safe place, call your pre-determined family contact person.

After a flood:

·   Return back to your RV site only after authorities say the danger of more flooding is over.

·   If fresh food has come in contact with flood waters, throw it out.

·   Do not reconnect to water, sewer or electric until park management has authorized you to do so.



If you are indoors:

·   Take cover under any sturdy piece of furniture.

·   Stay away from windows or ceiling objects such as lighting fixtures.

·   Do not light matches or candles.

·   Do not turn on electrical equipment of any kind.

·   Use only battery operated flash lights and radios.

If you are outdoors:

·   Find an open area and remain there until the earthquake stops.

·   Stay away from power poles and electrical lines, tall buildings, bridges, brick or block walls, underpasses and trees.

·   Listen to a self-contained (battery operated) radio for emergency instructions.

·   Confine and secure all pets so they will not hamper emergency service employees in the performance of their duties.

·   Be prepared for aftershocks to occur

Agencies and Resources

Elevation                                                                    157'

Emergency Broadcast Station                                   AM 1620 FM 107.9

Fire Department, Non-Emergency Calls                   (714) 765-4000

Police Department, Non-Emergency Calls               (714) 765-1900
American Red Cross, Disaster Assistance Division (916) 368-3130

Cal Fire                                                                        (916) 653-5123

FEMA                                                                             (800)745-0243

State-Federal Flood Operations Center                      (916) 574-2619

Department of Water Resources Flood Management (916) 653-5791

National Weather Service (NWS)                                (916) 979-3051

Western Propane Gas Association                           (916) 447-9742

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
Division of Codes and Standards, Manufactured Housing Section

HCD Northern Area Office, 8911 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento 95826 (916) 255-2501
HCD Southern Area Office, 3737 Main Street, Ste 400, Riverside 92501 (909) 782-4420

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) (916) 845-8510


CalOES Region I - 562-795-2900

Encompasses the counties of: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange

CalOES Region II - 510-286-0895

Encompasses the counties of: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Solano,
San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito

CalOES Region III - 530-842-1299

Encompasses the counties of: Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn,
Butte, Sierra, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba

CalOES Region IV - 916-845-8470

Encompasses the counties of: Nevada, Placer, Yolo, EI Dorado, Sacramento, Amador, Calaveras,
Alpine, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne

CalOES Region V - 550-445-5806

Encompasses the counties of: Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern

CalOES Region Vl- 562-795-2900

Encompasses the counties ot. Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial

The State of California "Emergency Plans for Mobilehome Parks Booklet" can be viewed on-line at: