Emergency Preparedness

Overview

You are the best person to plan for your safety in an emergency or disaster. This means it is important to have emergency preparation plans, knowing who to contact, and creating a personal support network. 

Feeling Safe, Being Safe Guide

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Preparing for High Heat

The seasons are changing and the temperatures are going up. It’s that time of year to once again start considering the effects of warmer temperatures and take appropriate precautions to protect your health and safety

Prepare Early and Plan:

  • Stay alerted and sign up for county emergency notifications and alerts
  • Use a cooling center when available and needed
  • Contact your Service Coordinator for support

General Resources and Cooling Center locations:

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Preparing for High Winds

As drought continues throughout Northern California, dry conditions along with severe weather may cause fires, downed powerlines, and destruction of property. With little rain recently, high winds and gusts are a threat when conditions are dry. Stay prepared for high wind events by planning, being aware of your surroundings, and reporting down powerlines/outages. PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) events are unlikely during times in the winter but with our current dry conditions it is always a good idea to stay prepared.

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Disaster Preparedness

Public Safety Power Shutoff, Power Outages, Flooding, and Mudslides

As we transition into more high wind weather conditions, it is best to be prepared for power outages. Fall weather includes high wind gusts and dry climates which leads to Red Flag Warnings - warm temperatures, very low humidities, and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger. Red flag warnings may lead to Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS.