Resources for Emergency Information




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Resources for Emergency Information



Contra Costa Health Services
Health Emergency Information Line, 1-888-959-9911

The Contra Costa Health Services Health Emergency Information Line provides the public with pre-recorded information about health emergencies including West Nile virus, avian flu, and shelter-in-place. The line also has information about diseases, their symptoms, treatment and how to prevent them.


Local information about health emergencies and pandemic and seasonal flu managed by Contra Costa Health Services http://www.cchealth.org
Other Resources

American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter, 925-603-7400


Offers brochures and other literature with emergency preparedness information for the general public. Also offer emergency preparedness training for groups of 20 or more people.

American Red Cross Preparedness Information, http://www.redcross.org


An emergency preparedness website with downloadable material to help prepare for natural and man-made disasters. Information for parents and educators to help children cope with fears and anxieties related to disasters.
Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office, 925-646-4461 or http://cocosheriff.org

Information about emergency preparedness and how to form a Community Emergency Response Team or CERT. Website has downloadable info about emergency preparedness & crime prevention.



Community Warning System Information, 925-313-9603, http://www.cococaer.org


Provides information about the County’s system of public safety sirens, communication terminals and other tools that alert the public in the event of a chemical emergency or other hazards requiring residents to shelter-in-place.

2-1-1

A toll-free, 24-hour phone number available in various languages that connects people with local community services, such as child care, youth programs, job training, senior services, immigration assistance, counseling, food, shelter and more. Available in Contra Costa and other areas.



One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://pandemicflu.gov

Information about pandemic flu from the California Dept. of Health Services Immunization Branch. http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ps/dcdc/izgroup/diseases/pandemic_flu.htm


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or 1-888-232-6348 TTY in English and Spanish

January 2008






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