Disaster Preparedness

There are many different kinds of disasters that could strike the City of Emeryville from earthquakes, fires, train derailments to tsunamis, chemical leaks and airplane crashes just to name a few. Here at City Hall, we have been working hard to make sure that the City is prepared for when such a disaster strikes.

When the City experiences an emergency situation, an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be opened. The City’s EOC is located at Fire Station #35 on Hollis Street. The EOC is staffed by City personnel who will have the responsibility to plan and coordinate all response and recovery operations utilizing the Incident Command System (ICS).

The City has an Emergency Operations Plan for such emergencies. Do you? In the event of a large scale disaster, city services will be overwhelmed. You and your family may have to wait 72 hours or more for assistance to arrive. Brochures on how you can prepare yourself and your family for when a disaster strikes can be found in the lobby and Business License desk area of City Hall. Additional information can also be found on the Alameda County’s Website for Disaster Preparedness.

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update


The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) identifies hazards to the community, assesses the City's vulnerability to those hazards and identifies specific actions that can be taken to reduce the risk.  It also identifies projects that could potentially reduce risks in the community from these natural and man-made hazards.  The City is required to adopt a LHMP every five (5) years under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act.

Click here for more information on the LHMP Update and Public Comment period.