Animal Temporary Evacuation Point(s):
- For the unincorporated
areas of Santa Clara County, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy, please
call County of Santa Clara Animal Services at (408) 686-3900.
- For Large Animals in
Canyon Fire area, please call Hold Your Horses Live Stock at (925)
Outdoor Activity with Unhealthy Air Quality
temperatures and regional wildfires have produced unhealthy air quality
in Santa Clara County. As we take precautions in light of air quality and
fire, we must continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19.
County of Santa Clara Public Health Department urges those with health
conditions who need to stay indoors because of the smoke to shelter at home,
where they can be safe from both smoke and COVID-19.
residents leave their homes, they should continue following all COVID-19
precautions, including wearing face coverings when in public.
quality varies across the county, and more information on conditions where you
live are available at airnow.gov. County residents should avoid any strenuous
outdoor activities until air quality improves, and should avoid being outdoors
for an extended amount of time.
County-run COVID-19 testing sites – both drop-in and appointment only – will
remain open. Additional safeguards for patrons and staff are in place in light
of the wildfires and heat.
a Plan Ready in the Event of Evacuation
of the wildfires is still very limited at this point. Dry thunderstorms
are possible again late Saturday through Tuesday of next week, which bring the
potential for the start of new fires. Residents are always encouraged to have
an emergency plan in place during fire season. Visit the Santa
Clara County Fire Department or the CalFire
website for a ready, set, go plan. Have a plan and be ready to GO immediately
in the event of an evacuation.
Emergency Preparedness – Click
Here to Learn More
for Wildfire – Click Here to Learn
your own Emergency Supply Kit – Click
Here to Learn More
a Wildfire Action Plan – Click
Here to Learn More
Emergency Alerts to Monitor Wildfires
to receive Santa Clara County emergency alerts at www.alertscc.com.
to receive CalFire Incident alerts at https://incidents.readyforwildfire.org/
Mental Health resources
Click here for Mental
Health resources compiled by CADRE (Collaborating Agencies’ Disaster Relief
How You Can Help
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has established a San
Mateo and Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund to support
community-based organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties who
are working directly with individuals and families impacted by the local
wildfires. These community-based organizations include, but are not
for information about how to donate.
DAILY UPDATE REGARDING RED CROSS
DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS
See the Red Cross’s response to
Northern California Wildfires on this blog link:
VOLUNTEER WITH THE RED CROSS
For existing Red Cross volunteers, please
send an email to VolunteerNCCR@redcross.org stating
that you wish to become a shelter volunteer and you will be contacted.
For new volunteers, the Red
Cross needs Wildfire Shelter Team Members to support day-to-day activities
within a shelter which may include reception/registration, feeding, dormitory,
information, or other areas within a shelter to assist those impacted by a
Partner resource centers are also
staffed by the American Red Cross and serve to assess the needs of individuals
and families impacted by the evacuations and determine appropriate
resources. It is not a shelter but vital to assist residents with
The next step to become a
volunteer is to apply at https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org
Once you have completed the
background check step and receive an email stating that “you have successfully
completed the American Red Cross Volunteer Screening investigation
process”, you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up.
Please contact Ana Romero at Ana.Romero@redcross.org
with any related volunteer questions.