With a population over 70,000 and more than 2,500 businesses, located in an urbanized and seismically active zone, Union City is vulnerable to a number of natural and man-made disasters, including earthquakes, fires, floods and industrial accidents. There is no greater responsibility for the City of Union City than to protect the public and ensure that everyone is ready to respond to and recover from these and other potentially devastating events.
All residents, local employees and visitors are encouraged to take actions now to improve their individual preparedness. Don’t be caught unprepared; a little prep goes a long way!
In case of a major emergency, the City will provide updates on the City website, social media portals like Facebook and Twitter, and through the media. Tune your radio to KCBS at 740 AM for important alerts and updates. A good place to start is the Alameda County emergency and disaster preparedness website at: http://Ready.acgov.org.
To receive Union City-specific alerts your cellphone, we encourage you to sign-up for Nixle.
- General Preparedness Information
- Emergency Preparedness "Just for Kids"
- Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace
- Emergency Preparedness for Seniors and People with Disabilities
- Emergency preparedness for Pet Owners
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training
- Nixle – Community Notification Service
Choose from the links below for information on specific hazards:
Internet resources and downloads:
For seniors and people with disabilities:
- California Department of Aging Tip Sheets for Seniors (available in multiple languages)
- FEMA Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information for Older Americans brochure
- AARP Operation Emergency Prepare website
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Prescription Assistance Program
- U.S. Administration on Aging Eldercare Locator, to connect to local resources for elders and their families
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safe Drug Use After a Natural Disaster
- Federal Bureau of Investigation Fraud Target: Senior Citizens
"Just for Kids":
- Be a Hero disaster preparedness games
- Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book
- Play the "Beat the Quake" game
- Watch Out…Storms Ahead weather activity book
- National Weather Service Just for Kids website
- National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) coloring books and games
- Weather for Kids
- NASA Kids Club
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Information for Pet Owners
- The Humane Society Disaster Plan for Pets
For business owners:
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance presentation (PDF): SBA Preparedness PPT