Disaster Information

Santa Clara County

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AlertSCC is a free, easy, and confidential way for anyone who lives or works in Santa Clara County to get emergency warnings sent directly to their cell phone, mobile device, email, or landline. AlertSCC can reach you wherever you are to provide information and instructions in a variety of emergency situations, which may include:

  • Flooding, wildfires and subsequent evacuations
  • Public safety incidents, including crimes, that immediately affect your neighborhood
  • Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies

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During Inclement Weather Episodes – Warming and Cooling Centers are Open

For information on shelter locations and warming centers around Santa Clara County CLICK HERE
For information on shelter locations and cooling centers around Santa Clara County CLICK HERE

  • Call 211, or text your zip code to 898211 to get information on the nearest warming shelter/center 
  • Homeless Helpline: 408-793-0550 for assistance or report a homeless person in need in Santa Clara County (excluding San Jose).
  • HomeFirst Homeless Helpline: Call 408-510-7600 or email Home First Helpline.  HomeFirst’s outreach team provides access to emergency shelter, showers, laundry, meals, medical services, case management, employment training, and more.

Homeless individuals can register to receive text messages about services as follows:

  • Simply address a text message to: 888777
  • Type HOMELESS in the message
  • Send the message
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