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Emergency Phone Numbers and Websites
The websites and phone numbers listed below have been created as resource for you.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Police, Fire, Paramedics 9-1-1

7-digit number for cell phone users

East Palo Alto Non Emergency Services 650-321-1112

Menlo Fire Department 650-688-8400

American Water (East Palo Alto Water Provider)


American Water: After Hours Emergency
 (Please do not call regarding water bills)

Local Hospitals

University Mission Medical Clinic
744 San Antonio Rd #16
Palo Alto, CA
Phone# 650-843-0600

Stanford Hospital & Clinics
900 Blake Wilbur Dr
Palo Alto, CA
Phone# 650-843-0600
Website: stanfordhospital.org

Menlo Park Surgical Hospital
570 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA
Phone# 650-324-8500

Emergency Communications

City of East Palo Alto 650-853-3100

PG&E 800-743-5000

Updates on Power Outages 800-743-5002

County Office of Emergency Services  

Peninsula Humane Society  

East Palo Alto Sanitary District

American Red Cross   

Salvation Army  

National Poison Control

The organizations below provide examples and information on how to prepare for an emergency

Center for Disease Control:
•    http://www.cdc.gov/

American Red Cross:

•   http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit

Federal Emergency Management Agency:

• http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

• http://www.ready.gov/basic-disaster-supplies-kit

Medical Emergencies:

The following is advice for how to handle common emergency medical conditions. This section does not contain all the signs or symptoms of medical emergencies, and the advice is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a medical professional. If you think you are experiencing a medical emergency, seek immediate medical attention.




Disaster Preparedness Based on Disaster Type:


     An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in 
Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismic or seismic activity of an area refers to 
    the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time.

    San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services


Federal Emergency Management Agency:




Fires can pose a dangerous risk to houses, commercial/public buildings, and the natural landscape.

San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services

Federal Emergency Management Agency:




A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land which is normally dry. The city generally defines a flood as a covering by water of land not normally covered by water.


 San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services:


    Center for Disease Control:

·             http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/


Federal Emergency Management Agency:



Power Outages


A power outage (also power cut, blackout, or power failure) is a short- or long-term loss of the electric power to an area.

There are many causes of power failures in an electricity network. Examples of these causes include faults at power stations, damage to electric transmission lines, substations or other parts of the distribution system, a short circuit, or the overloading of electricity mains.


Center for Disease Control:


·         http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/


Red Cross


·         http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/power-outage


Federal Emergency Management Agency:


·         http://www.ready.gov/blackouts 





Federal Emergency Management Agency:


·         http://www.ready.gov/evacuating-yourself-and-your-family


Center for Disease Control:


·         http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/evacuate.asp