Emergency Preparedness

In case of emergency, dial 911

We all have a role to play in being prepared for disaster. Walnut Creek's top risks are earthquakes, landslides, severe weather and flooding, drought and wildfire, and more depending on where you live. Get to know what your risks are by learning more:

Personal Preparedness in 2 Easy Steps

1. Get Connected 

emergency alert button

 View current emergency alerts or register to receive updates sent to your cell phone, text, or email for some or all parts of Contra Costa County.

 sign up button WCALERT

Get local safety alerts from Nixle by texting your WCALERT to 888-777.  You can also register on Nixle's website, where you can see more options for notification beyond your own zip code.  For example, you could also register to receive alerts for where you have friends and family, or for where you work.

2. Gather your emergency supplies


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Other Resources:

Here are 5 “Quick Tips” that you can put into place this weekend.

Prepare.Org (hosted by the American Red Cross)  This site is packed with information from a wide range of Bay Area partners in preparedness. Get tips on how to prepare your family for a range of hazards, from fires to floods and earthquakes. 

"Are You Ready?" A comprehensive source of information for individual, family, and community preparedness created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It provides step-by-step instructions on how to get ready and what to do in case of many different types of disasters. 

Preparation for your Business      This site created by FEMA gives practical tips and templates on how to prepare your business for any emergency, from natural disaster to manmade. 

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) earthquake information This site has shaking/hazard maps and instructions on how to prepare your home and business for an earthquake.

Governors Office of Emergency Services The California State Government’s official emergency preparedness website has up to date emergency bulletins and other useful resources.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Draft Emergency Management Plan Update