West Nile Virus Information
Click here for information from the Sacramento County Division of Public Health.
Disaster Preparedness Information:
Plan for the unexpected, assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications plan are the same for a natural or man-made emergency.
Make a kit
Here are some examples of things that should be included:
- First aid kit and essential medications.
- Canned food and can opener.
- At least three gallons of water per person.
- Protective clothing, rainwear, and bedding or sleeping bags.
- Rain gear or a change of clothing.
- Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
- Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members.
- Written instructions for how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so. (Remember, you'll need a professional to turn them back on.).
- Identify where you could go if told to evacuate. Choose several places . . . A friend's home in another town, a motel, or a shelter.
From Talking about Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages. Produced by the National Disaster Education Coalition, Washington, D.C., 1999.
Make a plan
Talk to your family about what to do in an emergency. Practice; don’t wait for the real thing to test your decisions. Sacramento County Department of Water Resources has an excellent page to help you write a plan. Click here for more.
Stay up to speed about changing conditions by having a portable, battery operated radio, with extra batteries, available.
Emergency Dial 9-1-1
Use 9-1-1 for emergency situations that threaten human life or property and that demand immediate attention. Please do not call this number for non-emergencies, as this will cause delays in handling real emergencies.
To report downed power lines or live wires, call 9-1-1. To report power outrages or to ask when power may be restored, call SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) at (888)-456-7683.
If you have an emergency gas leak, move to a save location and call 9-1-1. For questions regarding lack of service, pilot lights, etc, call PG&E at (800) 743-5000.
Poison Control Center
For emergency assistance requiring the Poison Control Center, call (800) 876-4766.
- Abducted, Abused and Exploited Children - (800) 248-8020
- Boys Town National Hotline - (800) 448-3000
- California Missing Children Hotline - (800) 222-3463
- California Youth Crisis Line - (800) 843-5200
- Crisis Line for the Handicapped - (800) 426-4263
- Diogenes Youth Services - (800) 339-7117
- Health and Human Services - Child Abuse (916) 875-5437; Elder Abuse (916) 874-9377
- Mothers Against Drunk Drivers - (916) 921-MADD
- National Crisis Hotline - (800) SUICIDE - (800) 784-2433
- National Runaway Switchboard - (800) 621-4000
- Psychiatric Crisis Services - (916) 732-3637
- Suicide Prevention Crisis Line - (916) 368-3111
- Vanished Children Alliance - (800) 826-4743
- WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Emergency Response Services - (916) 920-2952
- Youth Crisis Hotline - (800) 448-4663