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Emergency Services

In Orange County, we prepare for floods, wild land fires, earthquakes and tsunamis, storms, droughts, terrorism, pandemics, landslides, hazardous material spills, and any other emergencies that might occur.

Register to Receive Emergency Alerts

Second to minutes of advance notice can provide the opportunity for life saving actions. Stay informed with AlertOC, OrangeCounty's mass notification system. By registering with AlertOC, time-sensitive messages may be sent to your home, cell or business phone. Text messages may also be sent to cell phones and e-mail accounts.

California Animal Response Emergency System

CARES is an operational guidance to assist with all aspects of animal care and control in the event of a disaster or emergency. In addition, CARES provides resources for the public, for animal businesses, for shelters, and for emergency planners. For more information visit the CARES Website at

Disaster Assistance Information

When individuals, households, or businesses are affected by an emergency or disaster, the State of California has a variety of resources to assist with recovery.

Voluntary Agencies, such as the local American Red Cross or the Salvation Army, are often ready to step in and help take care of immediate needs. These organizations may be able to assist with sheltering or hotel vouchers, food, or clothing. Please contact local voluntary organizations in your area or the Information and Referral line by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting 2-1-1 California.

Insurance is the first resource in recovering from a disaster. Contact your insurance agent or company representative to report your losses, review your coverage, and answer any questions. The California Department of Insurance provides assistance with insurance issues and can be reached by calling 1-800-927-HELP (4357) or by visiting the Department of Insurance website.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest disaster loans to eligible homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and certain private nonprofit organizations in areas declared a disaster by SBA.

You can also declare a disaster claim if your property has been damaged by fire or some other type of calamity, you may be entitled to a temporary property tax reduction. Please call (714) 834-2727 for more information. You can download a Calamity - Disaster Relief Form and mail it to the address below. This application must be postmarked or delivered to the following address within 12 months of the date of calamity:

County of Orange Assessor: Calamity Reassessment
630 N. Broadway
Building 12, Room 142
Santa Ana, CA 92701