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Emergency Preparedness for General Population

Could you survive on your own for a few days, if your community experienced an emergency or disaster? Each family should make preparations now, for immediate or potential situations that threaten life, property or the environment. 
Follow these three basic steps and be prepared:
1) Build a kit.​
2) Make a plan.​
3) Be informed.​

Learn three steps on how to prepare for an emergency or disaster.

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Emergency Preparedness
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
976 Lenzen Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays​

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Our mission is to prevent disease and injury and create environments that promote and protect the community's health.