Summer weather is here! Santa Cruz County is no stranger to wildfires, but they have certainly increased in intensity and spread in the recent years. Sparks can start wildfires! Please make sure to exercise extra caution when operating outdoor power equipment, properly extinguish campfires, and maintain your motor vehicle and tow safely. To better prepare you and your family, please make sure you develop a Household Safety Plan. A Plan Check list is available in English and Spanish. If you have not already, sign up for local emergency alerts at You can also look up your evacuation zone at

There are many ways to obtain fast, reliable, emergency related information. Depending on the nature of an event in your area, your resources may be limited. Below are some local resources that are known for providing important news updates. Please click here to view local news or official media accounts at or for updates and additional information.


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  • KPIG - FM 107.5
  • KSCO - AM 1080 (the local Emergency Broadcast Station)
  • KION - AM 1460
  • KGO - AM 810
  • KTGE - AM 1570 (Salinas)
  • KZSF - AM 1370 (San Jose)
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