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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

5730 Packard Avenue, Suite 100

Marysville, CA 95901

(530) 749-6366    Fax  (530) 749-6397

 




Information for the General Public

Yuba County's Emergency Services Department has important public information for emergency preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery located here.  Information is available in English, Spanish and Hmong languages.


Disaster Healthcare Volunteers LogoDisaster Healthcare Volunteers
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 food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.  Download a list of suggested 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 here.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it.
 

Emergency Preparedness

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 www.redcross.org. 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 http://www.yuba.org/Departments/OES or call 530-749-7520.

 


Public Health • 5730 Packard Avenue, Suite 100, Marysville, CA 95901 • (530)749-6366 • Fax: (530)749-6397

 

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