Cooperative Extension Contra Costa
University of California
Cooperative Extension Contra Costa

Emergency Preparedness and Recovery


The following website links and resources provide tips to help prepare for an emergency such as power outages, wildfires, earthquakes, and floods. Information on what to do during and after an emergency is also provided.


  1. Contra Costa County Public Safety & Emergency Information

  1. California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

        For individuals and families:

  1. Community Awareness & Emergency Response

    4. Contra Costa Crisis Center


A new website has been developed to help Californians facing the unique challenges brought on by wildfire and power shutoffs. You can explore the resources provided at

Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Guide to Wildfire Preparedness & Evacuation

Power Outages and Food Safety

Power outages can be inconvenient and dangerous for several reasons, but one of the most concerning is the safety of your food. Learn how to keep food safe before, during, and after a power outage.

Food Safety Before, During & After a Power Outage-infographic

Food & Water Safety During Power Outages & Floods - English

Food & Water Safety During Power Outages & Floods - Spanish

Disaster Related Food Assistance

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) gives food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster.

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

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