There are 11 counties and two Mutual Aid Regions I and VI within the Southern Administration Region. Within the region, there are 226 incorporated cities that include one active and one retired nuclear plant. The total population of all cities and counties in the Southern Region is approximately 21,648,506.
The Southern Region geography is vast and varied with terrain consisting of valley floors, agricultural centers, watershed areas, foothill regions, mountain range areas and high desert regions.
Along with such diverse terrain, each area presents with its own set of challenges and threats that affect California. Those vulnerabilities include: earthquakes, tsunami, wildfires, drought, river and flash flooding, dam and levee failures, pestilence, pandemic, terrorism, radiological hazards, and volcanoes.
Operational Area Websites
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
CalOES Online Training Registration
Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Response Plan (updates coming late Summer 2020)
Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Committee (MARAC)