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Disaster Preparedness

Being prepared for an emergency or natural disaster is key to staying safe when the unexpected happens. Flooding, extreme heat events, wildfire smoke, and electric outages are going to become more frequent due to climate change. We work to support the public to be prepared.

Information and Alerts

The County's Office of Emergency Services is committed to preparing Alameda County to respond efficiently and effectively to emergencies. Our County Emergency Site is a centralized website with real time updates from first responders and resources for households on emergency planning. The public is also highly encouraged to subscribe to AC Alert to receive text and email sharing critical information quickly during unexpected events.

Wildfire & Heat Season Training

To help our community prepare for fire and heat season, community programs and organizations may want access to information about seasonal climate threats, including how to prepare and how to stay safe. A 40-60 minute training was developed by the City of San Leandro Office of Sustainability, Alameda County Office of Sustainability and Alameda County Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to assist cities wishing to share information with community organizations and leaders using a train-the-trainer model. Slides include speaking notes and links for more information. If you use the deck, please email us to let us know how you shared the information for documentation purposes.

Small Business Disaster Preparedness

Forty percent of business that closed due to a natural disaster never re-open. Having an emergency preparedness plan can help businesses resume operations after an interruption. To help increase the resilience - and sustainability - of your business, you may want to consider a number of free and low-cost resources available in the County; see a list of resources on this flyer.