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Handling Emergencies

How to stay safe when faced with an emergency.

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Disaster Preparedness Worksheet

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Not all disasters or emergencies are the same. The City of Oakland wants to help Oaklanders prepare for many different kinds of potential natural or man-made disaster. The City of Oakland has created a disaster preparedness worksheet to aid in planning efforts.

Also, has information to help prepare for a variety of emergencies. The site also has sections dedicated to preparedness for persons with disabilities, seniors and pets and animals.

The following information is provided to assist community members with preparing for various types of emergencies. Click on the links below to download hazard-specific emergency preparedness tips:


Pandemic Flu

Extreme Heat

Holiday Safety

Winter Storms