Emergency Resources

I. Current Incident & Event Section

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II. General Preparedness Information

III. Heat Wave

IV. Wildfire

V.Public Safety Power Shutoffs



VIII.Hazardous Material (HazMat) Incident

IX. Tsunami

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Emergency preparedness instructions for safety: make a plan, build a kit and stay informed

Take these 3 easy steps to prepare you, your family, your household, and those around you for a possible disaster situation.


  1. Make a Plan
    1. Create a plan on how you will evacuate your house and where you will meet up once you have evacuated
    2. Create a list of emergency contact numbers and names for:
      1. Someone who lives close by (such as a neighbor or apartment manager)
      2. Family or friends
  • Other important contact
    1. Support Staff
    2. Regional Center Service Coordinator
  1. Build a Kit
    1. Make a personalized emergency kit with resources specific to your needs.
      1. Basic Needs Are:
        1. Water
        2. Food (Shelf Stable Food)
        3. Extra Clothes (including a coat)
        4. Gloves
        5. Service Animal Supplies
        6. Basic First Aid
        7. Your Required Medications
        8. Whistle
        9. Garbage Bags
        10. Battery Operated or Hand-Crank Radio
        11. Battery Operated or Hand-Crank Flashlight
        12. Extra Batteries
        13. Cash
        14. Keep a copy of your Insurance & ID Card(s), important documents and emergency plan with emergency contact numbers sealed in a plastic bag.
      2. Be informed
        1. Emergency Notification System by County
          1. Santa Clara County – Alert SCC is the official emergency alert and warning system for Santa Clara County. This tool will help you get the most up-to-date information on emergencies and disasters happening in your area.
          2. Monterey County – Nixle and Alert Monterey County are two great resources to provide alert and warnings via email or text message.
  1. Radio Stations to tune into
    1. Santa Clara County:
      1. KSJO 92.3 FM
      2. KFRC 106.9 FM or 740 AM
      3. KSJX 1500 AM (Vietnamese)
      4. KSOL 98.9/99.1 FM (Spanish)
      5. KSQQ 96.1 FM (Chinese)
    2. Santa Cruz County:
      1. KSCO 1080 AM
      2. KTOM 92.7 FM
  • Monterey County:
    1. KPIG 107.5 FM
  1. San Benito County:
    1. KTOM 92.7 FM
  2. Know your evacuation zone.
    1. Santa Clara County – check out Santa Clara County Fire Departments resource page to locate your evacuation zone.
    2. Santa Cruz County – Santa Cruz County has created this page to find your evacuation zone.
  1. Monterey County – Monterey County will provide updates on their website for evacuations and other hazard-specific information.
  1. Cell Phone Applications for additional information
    1. Wildfire Monitoring - Watch Duty App allows you to stay up to date on wildfires in your area. Watch Duty will keep you updated on information from Cal Fire and fire spotters for things like evacuations, containment of spread and so much more.
    2. Rescu App – set up the Rescu Application to help First Responders in assisting you by storing information and calling for assistance with two clicks of a button while notifying your emergency contacts at the same time.
  1. FEMA Mobile App – FEMA has created a free phone application to help you receive real-time weather alerts, locate local emergency shelters in your area and much more.
  1. Important Document Replacement
    1. Replacing important documents can be frustrating in the wake of a disaster. FEMA has created a resource guide that will help you navigate where to go and who to contact should you need an important document replaced.

Below are a few resources to check out:

  1. DDS has created the program, Feeling Safe Being Safe, that provides a workbook and video training materials on how to create a plan and make an emergency kit. Take a look at DDS’ website to find out more information.
  2. Take this fun, interactive online learning course hosted by Listos California. You will learn about the role you play in your own safety and why YOU are the best person to help yourself and your family prepare for a disaster.
  3. California State Council for Developmental Disabilities has created a useful digital toolkit to help you be informed. In this toolkit you will find resources on creating an emergency go-kit, tips for specific disabilities, tips on whether you should shelter in place or evacuate and so much more.
  4. Resources for how to create a low to no cost preparedness plan and emergency kit for your home.
  5. County Specific Resources from Listos California
    1. Santa Clara County Directory of Resources
    2. Santa Cruz County Directory of Resources
    3. San Benito County Directory of Resources
    4. Monterey County Directory of Resources