A major American civil defence operation involves an overnight stay for 200 families.
North Bay, Sacramento, Esparto and Chico in Southern California, USA.
LS CU of two civil defence men looking at a map. MS of civil defence man and woman using telephone. Various shots of a family leaving their house and making their way by car to Chico. MS of children boarding bus. LS of bus moving off, written on it is "Emergency Communications". Travelling shot from car, showing hilly countryside. MS of sign reading "Williams Welcomes You" pan to LS of cars on road. CU of sign. GV of parked cars. MS People being served with hot chocolate, including children wearing Civil Defence hats, et. Two travelling shots from car of main roads. CU of sign reading "Registration Desk". LS People registering. LS Family walking towards house. GV Family seated around meal table saying "Grace". GV Family eating. Two shots of children wrapped in blankets sleeping on floor.