Emergency Public Information

Contra Costa County offers our residents many ways to keep up to date on information in an emergency.

The long holiday weekend is going to bring extreme heat to the bay area, resulting in bad air quality as well.  If you need to find a place to beat the heat, you can check the websites of each of the cities within the County that might be operating cooling centers.  In addition, you can read tips for surviving the summer heat online.  That tip sheet also lists places for seniors and people with disabilities to find locations likely to have air conditioning operating, such senior centers throughout the County.  

Sign up for notifications from the County by visiting our "Notify Me" category of our website.  Select the topic titled "Contra Costa Ready," and we'll email you updates on topics such as coping with the heat, sandbags, dealing with storms and extreme weather, and recovery information in the event of an earthquake or other disaster.

Contra Costa County also maintains Community Warning System that allows you to register for alerts by email, telephone or text message in the event of a possible threat to your safety.  Sign up for Warning System alerts, and find out about the sirens that are operational in parts of the County.

Many of our offices use social media to connect with residents in both emergencies and non-emergency situations.  Visit our registry of social media sites in the County and follow those that interest you.

The state and federal governments provide a wide range of emergency information as well.  

Visit the State's Office of Emergency Services for tips and updated information regarding emergencies throughout California.

Stay on top of the latest incidents throughout the nation by visiting the Federal Emergency Management Association website.