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CodeRED Community Alert Test Set For October 21

To assist community disaster preparedness, the Santa Cruz County Office of Response, Recovery & Resilience, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, and Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 will test the county’s alert and warning system on October 21.

Residents with landlines, as well those who have registered their cell phones,VoIP (cable) phones, and emails, or who have downloaded the CodeRED app, will receive the alerts.

The warning will be sent throughout Santa Cruz County on October 21 at 10 a.m., and is intended to test the County’s alert and warning system.

To assure participation in the drill, residents are encouraged to register landlines, cell phones, or VoIP phones with CodeRED by visiting scr911.org and signing up for notifications, or texting SCR911 to 99411. Residents are also encouraged to download the CodeRed app to their smart devices, allowing them to receive notifications based on their location. Residents may verify enrollment by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y2mxrnv4.

Residents are also encouraged to add (866) 419-5000 and (218) 350-0131 as the two possible caller-ID phone numbers used by CodeRED. This identifies the call as a recognized contact.

If users have difficulty with the CodeRED system or need assistance with login credentials, call (866) 939-0911 or email [email protected].

Following the alert, no further action is needed from residents. However, if anyone expected to receive thealert but did not, they are encouraged to update their registration information or call CodeRED to verify registration. Unless residents have a landline, have enrolled their contact information with CodeRED, or have downloaded the CodeRED app, they will not receive an alert. All residents are encouraged to enroll.

In the event of an actual emergency, alerts may be used to warn residents of natural disasters or other impending dangers, alert them to care and shelter resources, provide boil water notices and other public health information, and more.

For critical information during emergencies, residents are encouraged to follow emergency response agencies on social media as well as local news and radio. For more information on disaster preparedness, please go to www.santacruzcounty.us/or3.aspx.

Do you know your zone?

Zonehaven recently went through some updates, which included some refinement and changes to zones throughout the county. Please visit https://community.zonehaven.com and type your address into the search bar to see which zone number you are! This website will show you which zone you live in and what fire agency is in your jurisdiction. Knowing your… Continue Reading

Back Yard Burns Suspended

As California enters its 2nd consecutive dry year. And with a trend of warming and drying weather, CalFire has ended the backyard burn season for Santa Cruz County. This suspension takes effect May 1, 2021 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves, without a burn permit issued by… Continue Reading

Local Burn Suspension Lifted

Following recent rain, CAL FIRE’s San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties effective Tuesday December 15, at 8 am. While cooler temperatures and recent rainfall have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, residents are asked to use caution while… Continue Reading

Felton Phased Repopulation

Today 8/28/20 begins the phased repopulation of the San Lorenzo Valley, Watch the attached video to learn what to expect upon your return. Please check the Santa Cruz County webpage and Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s pages for further openings as they roll out. County Evacuation Map Continue Reading

Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Information

The Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Information & Updates page is the most up to date source in Santa Cruz County to get updates and information regarding COVID-19. You can find all of the press releases, shelter in place order and other orders currently in effect. It will also provide you with places to obtain specific resources. You… Continue Reading

Current Coronavirus information is available via 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a FREE service that connects community members to information about critical health and human services available in their community. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2-1-1 utilizes both bilingual Call Specialists and a phone based translation service to offer 2-1-1 information and referral in over 150 languages. 2-1-1… Continue Reading

COVID-19 QRV Key Messages as of March 16, 2020

We are prepared to respond to the growth of COVID-19 cases in our region. As COVID-19 continues to spread in our community you can be assured that public safety agencies have thoroughly prepared to address issues as they arise, and have thoughtfully prepared contingency plans to manage the potential exponential growth of this disease. As… Continue Reading

Shelter In Place Order Issued

On March 16, 2020 an order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Cruz directed all individuals living in the county to shelter at their place of residence except in specific circumstances. You should familiarize yourself with the text of the declaration which is available for download (pdf). Continue Reading