When wildfires rage across California, many families will be affected. Whether you’re in an evacuation zone or in an area where you can see, smell or sense the smoke, adults and kids alike will feel the stress. Some may be significantly impacted. Here are some resources for families to help with the whirl of emotions, stress, and anxiety you may be experiencing.
Additional Wildfire Information Resources
This valuable information, from a variety of national, state, city, and district resources, is provided to help keep you safe and up to date on wildfires in the area.
SCCOE Emergency Advisories Webpage
The SCCOE Emergency Advisories Webpage provides links to current information on wildfires, air quality, public safety power shut-offs, and extreme heat. The site is regularly updated and provides links to Cal Fire Incident information and resources that include weather forecasts, fire maps, road closures, evacuation warnings and orders, evacuation centers, damages/losses, numbers of firefighting personnel & equipment, contact and emergency phone numbers, and access to Cal Fire social media feeds.
Cal Fire Incident Information & Resources
- @CAL_FIRE - Official Twitter account of Cal Fire where the most current details and updates are posted. Media events and advisories are posted and broadcast here.
- Sign up for Cal Fire news releases pertaining to Santa Clara County
- Bay Area Air Quailty Management District offers air quality maps and other air quality monitoring data
- PurpleAir.Gov - Real-time Air Quality Monitoring
- AirNow.gov - Current and forecast conditions on air quality and pollutants.
County of Santa Clara Emergency Resources
- Office of Emergency Management (OEM) - Community preparedness information and resources relating to significant disasters occurring in Santa Clara County. OEM supports disaster response, recovery and mitigation.
- Santa Clara County Nextdoor - Subscribe to the Santa Clara County Public Affairs community Nextdoor hub for exchange of information.
- AlertSCC - How to have emergency alerts sent directly to your cell phone or mobile device, landline, or email.
- Discounted Hotel Rooms for Evacuees - Wildfire evacuees who need temporary shelter can take advantage of reduced “San José Cares” hotel rates.