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Public Safety is everyone's responsibility. The Palo Alto Police Department, Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services, and other groups have roles day-to-day and in a major disaster. Businesses, residents, and other non-governmental organizations should also be aware of their risks and resources. To learn more click here.

 City Emergency Phone Numbers

 Palo Alto Police  (650) 329-2413  Non-emergency
 (650) 321-4433  Emergency from cell phone 
 Palo Alto Fire  (650) 329-2184  Administration
 Palo Alto OES  (650) 617-3197 or 
 (650) 329-2409
 City Public Info Hotline  (650) 329-2420  
 Palo Alto Utilities Emergency
 Gas/Water Leaks & Sewer Spills 
 (650) 329-2579  
 Fallen Trees     (650) 329-5953  M-F 7am-5pm 
 Blocked Storm Drains  (650) 496-6974  M-F 7am-5pm
 Flood Safe Hotline  1-888-439-6624  SCVWD
 Road Conditions  (650) 329-2420  Flood Emergency Only
 1-800-427-7623  Caltrans

 City Phone Line Directory 

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014
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Crime Watch and Personal Preparedness
The recent Napa earthquake, just weeks behind us, is another example of the unpredictability of any disaster. Understanding that first responders will be overwhelmed in a disaster is a key reason to prepare you and your family now. Knowing how to prepare before hand and respond during will reduce the burden on responders and save lives.

Location: Friends Meeting Hall - 957 Colorado (back building) from 7:00 - 9:00PM

This event is free and open to the public, but will require an RSVP to
Attendees will receive a free gift while supplies last


A Close Call: A Reminder to Be Prepared! Be Informed - Make a Plan - Build a Kit - Get Involved!
Last night's earthquake in Napa should serve as a reminder to be prepared instead of being afraid.

Creek Level Monitor
How does the creek monitoring system work?

Station 8 Foothills Fire Camera
Camera continually scanning the foothills from the top of the weather station at Fire Station 8