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Emergency Operations Center Status:

Duty Office Status

NOT ACTIVATED

 

 

 

Rosemary Anderson
Emergency Services Manager

Phone: 831-454-2188

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Evacuation Update as of 10/19/17 at 9:00 AM: Bear Fire evacuation orders have been lifted for the following communities: Las Cumbres, Skyline Boulevard and south of Bear Creek Road (including Hidden Springs Lane, Moon Rise Road, Mustang Mesa and Bear Creek Way). Other areas remains under evacuation orders. In addition, Bear Creek Road between Hawk Ridge Road and Highway 35 is open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY.


 

Welcome to the County of Santa Cruz
Office of Emergency Services

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It is the purpose of this website to help citizens to connect with resources, develop a plan in advance and know what to do in the event of an emergency. Please view the links at the top of this page to explore this site!

Santa Cruz County is located on the central coast of California in the southern portion of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ Coastal Region. It extends from the Pacific Ocean on the west, to the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains on the east, the Pajaro River to the south and to the San Mateo County line in the north.  It is adjacent to Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Benito, and Monterey Counties. Santa Cruz County covers an area of 441 square miles and has a population of approximately 274,673 inhabitants according to 2016 U.S. Census Bureau data.

Santa Cruz County, with its varying topography, mix of urban and rural areas, and a mix of permanent, student, and recreational population is subject to a wide variety of impacts from various hazards and threats. There are three broad categories of hazards, which include natural, technological, and domestic security threats, all of which can occur with different levels of advance warning.

 

Community Resources

Disaster Preparedness

Partners

Past Events

Plans

Volunteer Opportunities Training

 


Welcome to the County of Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Services Home Page!

Santa Cruz County is located on the central coast of California in the southern portion of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ Coastal Region. It extends from the Pacific Ocean on the west, to the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains on the east, the Pajaro River to the south and to the San Mateo County line in the north.  It is adjacent to Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Benito, and Monterey Counties. Santa Cruz County covers an area of 441 square miles and has a population of approximately 271,804 inhabitants according to 2014 U.S. Census Bureau data.

Santa Cruz County, with its varying topography, mix of urban and rural areas, and a mix of permanent, student, and recreational population is subject to a wide variety of impacts from various hazards and threats. There are three broad categories of hazards, which include natural, technological, and domestic security threats, all of which can occur with different levels of advance warning.

It is the purpose of this website to help citizens to connect with resources, develop a plan in advance and know what to do in the event of an emergency. Please view the links at the top of this page to explore this site!

Emergency Operations Center Status:

NOT ACTIVATED


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Earthquake information from USGS

Emergency Radio Stations

PG&E Outage Map / 24-hour information line: 1 (800) 743-5002

Rainfall Totals

Register your cell phone for emergency notifications

Road Closures

Sandbag Pickup Locations

Stream and River Levels

Tsunami Threat Information

Weather Forecast

Winter Preparedness Checklist


If you are looking for information on Social Assistance Programs, such as Medicare, welfare, or the Cal-Fresh food stamps program, please call toll-free 211 or visit www.211.org to be redirected to organizations that can help you.

 


If you are looking for information on Social Assistance Programs, such as Medicare, welfare, or the Cal-Fresh food stamps program, please call toll-free 211 or visit www.211.org. It's free, confidential and available 24 hours / 7 days a week in more than 150 languages.