Information for the General Public
Yuba County's Emergency Services Department has important public
information for emergency preparedness, response, mitigation and
Information is available in English, Spanish and Hmong languages.
If you're in
the medical profession and would like to participate in the California
Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Site, you can now sign up by going to
https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov. Please be assured that
all your information will be kept confidential and your credentials will be
validated before getting accepted. This website is geared towards
those who would like to volunteer during disasters and emergencies. If
you have further questions please call the Public Health at (530)
749-6366 and ask for Carol or Karah.
Disaster Kit and Family Plan
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your
household may need in the event of an emergency. You may need to
survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own
water and other
in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Download a list of
Disaster Kit Contents.
Prepare yourself and your family for a disaster by making an
emergency plan. Download the
Family Emergency Plan, print the pages and fill them in offline.
Your emergency planning should also address the
care of pets,
aiding family members with access and functional needs and
safely shutting off utilities.
Emergency Plan Workbook for
People with Disabilities
Yuba County Public Health has a
workbook where people with disabilities and their families can
fill it out and use during an emergency. This workbook
will come in handy in case the disabled patient needs to
evacuate to go to a shelter or a place where they do not have
their usual caregivers. This workbook allows you to write
any medications, medical equipment and other aids to let the
caregiver know what they need to make the temporary move more
comfortable. Please download the document
Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it.
The CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response
information tool provides
health tips, recent news, and links to related resources
for more information on recent emergencies and how to
prepare for future events.
Preparation is Key
If an earthquake, nuclear, biological or chemical disaster
occurs, you may be asked by authorities to take one of two
different actions: SHELTER IN PLACE
(remain in your home or workplace), or
EVACUATE (leave your home or workplace). In either
case, it is important that you and your family have an
EMERGENCY PREPARATION PLAN.
The American Red Cross provides all the information you need
to make your Emergency Preparation plan. You can call the
Red Cross at 530-673-1460 or visit their Web site at
In the meantime, it makes good sense to put together
some emergency supplies for your home, workplace, and car.
SHELTER in PLACE
In the event of a radiological,
chemical, or biological emergency, authorities may direct
you to shelter in place or evacuate. The term Shelter In
Place means remaining inside your home or place of work and
protecting yourself there.
If emergency officials advise you to Shelter In Place:
1. Stay Calm.
2. Bring children and pets indoors immediately.
3. Close and lock all windows and outside doors.
4. Turn off all fans, heating and air conditioning systems,
close exterior doors and windows.
5. If you have a fireplace, close the damper.
6. Gather your disaster supplies and battery powered radio.
7. Go to an interior room, ideally without windows. In case
of a chemical threat, a room above ground is preferable
because some chemicals are heavier than air and may seep
into the basement.
8. Use duct tape (wet towels if you are out of duct tape) to
seal doors, exhaust fans, vents, and windows.
9. Listen to the radio or TV for emergency instructions and
Shelter In Place until you are told all is safe.
For more information visit the Yuba County Office of
Emergency Services Web Site at
or call 530-749-7520.