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The Office of Emergency Services (OES) coordinates the overall county response to disasters. OES is responsible for alerting and notifying appropriate agencies when disaster strikes; coordinating all agencies that respond; ensuring resources are available and mobilized in times of disaster; developing plans and procedures for response to and recovery from disasters; and developing and providing preparedness materials for the public.

OES provides for coordination of plans and programs countywide to ensure protection of life and property.

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Does Your Family have an Emergency Plan?

Visit and learn what to do before, during and after an emergency.

Download their Family Emergency Plan worksheet and sit down with your family to decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency. Print out their Family Emergency Plan card for younger or special need members of the family to keep on their person.

Don't know what to have ready in your Disaster Supplies Kit? has valuable information for these topics and more. Visit them today.

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Tsunami Debris on California's North Coast
The March 11, 2011, tsunami produced five million tons of debris. Most of the debris stayed near Japan, but NOAA estimates 1.5 million tons were caught in the Pacific Ocean currents and pushed by winds towards North America. Tsunami debris may begin arriving on the North Coast later this year and continue over the next several years.
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Japan Tsunami Marine Debris
Guidelines by NOAA on What to do if you see debris along our coastline.
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