City of Pittsburg Hazard Mitigation Plan - Comments
The City of Pittsburg has a DRAFT Hazard Mitigation Plan available for public review. Hazard mitigation is described as “any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards.” The purpose of mitigation planning is for local governments to identify the hazards that may impact them, identify a plan of actions and activities to reduce losses from those hazards, and establish a coordinated process to implement the plan through the use of the City’s resources.
Having a Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City is a requirement of federal law for the City to be eligible for funding for local mitigation projects through the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program.
Pittsburg faces a number of potential hazards such as earthquakes, severe weather, hazardous materials incidents, health epidemics, flooding, and others. The City has identified the hazards facing the City, analyzed the risks from these hazards, developed mitigation strategies and an implementation strategy. A copy of the draft plan is available now for review and comment. Please click on the link below to view the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Pittsburg Hazard Mitigation Plan
If you would like to provide comments on this plan please click on the link below and your comments will automatically be returned to the City Manager’s Office to be reviewed as part of the planning process.
Survey = https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HazMitPlan
New County Flood and Rain Information
Contra Costa County Flood Control & Water Conservation District has created a map with data from rain and stream gauges to help predict flooding using their new 7-5-3-2 protocol. You can learn more about the 7-5-3-2 protocols on the County's website at http://www.cccounty.us/1578/Flood-Forecast-Information or by clicking the “7-5-3-2 Flood!” icon on the RainMap link here.
The City of Pittsburg Emergency Services Program has the major responsibility of preparing the City of Pittsburg for disasters, and has provided disaster preparedness information and training to all City departments. The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated during extraordinary emergencies or events and during disasters.
Role of EOC
The City of Pittsburg is very fortunate to have its own Emergency Operations Center (EOC). It serves as the situation analysis and incident support system for large scale emergencies and major disasters. During an emergency or disaster it is important to have a centralized location where information gathering, response actions, and decision making are coordinated.
The City of Pittsburg’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated whenever there is a need to coordinate the emergency response of city departments, government agencies and volunteer groups in response to emergencies, disasters or other significant events. It is activated upon order from the City Manager's office or by certain other designated city officials. The level of EOC staffing will vary with the specific emergency situation. Designated personnel report to the EOC through an activation paging system. The EOC Staff is made up of City personnel who act as Section Chiefs and are supported by City staff. The primary duties are to plan and coordinate all response and recovery operations utilizing the Incident Command System.
There are many different kinds of disasters that may strike us in Pittsburg. Earthquakes, floods, fires, airplane crashes, chemical spills, pipeline leaks and others, small and large, which seldom give warning and are always equally devastating to their victims. The City has developed plans regarding such emergencies but are you prepared to handle all kinds of disasters? The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden disaster or emergency. Learn how to protect yourself and handle a disaster by planning ahead. Discuss all ideas with your family, and then prepare an emergency plan. Make sure everyone in your family is well versed in the plan and that the plan is kept in a readily accessible area.
**Nixle – Resident use Nixle to receive important advisories, community updates, and official information from the Police Department by text message or email. www.nixle.com . Please select “Pittsburg Police Department (CA)” or text PittsburgPD or 94565 or888777 to receive text alerts only. Smartphone users can download the Nixle app. Once logged in, go to settings and select the “Alert, Advisory and Community” Option.
**CWS - The Community Warning System (CWS) alerts people in Contra Costa County to imminent threats to their life and safety. Depending on the emergency and affected area, a combination of Notifications Methods may be used, including:
Sirens; Telephone alerts; Text message and Email alerts; Facebook; Twitter; NOAA Weather Radios; Emergency Alert System; Wireless Emergency Alerts
For more information on how these are used, see the Notifications Methods page. Register to receive Voice, Text and Email alerts on the My Alerts page.
Emergency Radio Stations:
The following radio stations broadcast emergency information:
• KCBS - AM 740
• KGO - AM 810 • KQED - FM 88.5
• KSOL - FM 98.9 (Spanish)
Community Emergency Response Team:
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. To learn more or to become a CERT member, go to:
Important Contact Phone Numbers & Websites:
EMERGENCY SERVICES: for Police or Fire Responses call 9-1-1 from your landline or cell phone.
Non-Emergency Police Services: (24/7): (925) 646-2441
POWER OUTAGES: Contact PG&E at 1-800-743-5002 to receive updates about the power outage situation in Pittsburg or to report one in your area. Outage information is also available at http://www.pge.com/
Weather Information: For weather information, go to the National Office of Atmospheric Administration's weather page: www.noaa.gov
Sandbags: Sandbags are available for pick up to Pittsburg residents at the Corporation Yard located at 357 East 12th Street. Regular hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm. Please call (925) 252-4936 in advance to make sure bags are available.