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Office of Emergency Services (OES) Responsibilities

San José OES is an active participant in the Santa Clara County Emergency Managers Association (EMA) and serves as staff to the City's representative on the Santa Clara County Emergency Operational Area Council (OAC). FEMA's emergency management assistance funds are allocated to Santa Clara County cities through the OAC on the advice of the Operational Area Signatories (OAS) committee.

Emergency Planning & Recovery Assistance
OES also provides disaster planning and recovery assistance to City departments, and state-mandated Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) classes are delivered to City employees, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff, and elected officials. OES also coordinates terrorism response related activities of various departments and delivers terrorism awareness training to City employees.

City, County, Regional, and State emergency plans include:

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (R.A.C.E.S.)
OES sponsors San José R.A.C.E.S. with more than 100 volunteer amateur radio operators. It is also an official data collector for the National Weather Service and sponsors a Weather Spotters group.

Register your mobile phone for emergency notifications through the Alert Santa Clara County (SCC) system.

Emergency Radio Stations
The following radio stations broadcast emergency information:
  • KCBS - AM 740
  • KGO - AM 810
  • KLIV - AM 1590
  • KQED - FM 88.5
  • KSOL - FM 98.9 (Spanish)
  • KSJX - AM 1500 (Vietnamese)

News and Announcements
Flood Update - 9:30 AM
The City of San Jose is moving to a Re-entry and Recovery phase for the flooding from Coyote Creek. Creek flows are still high, and Anderson Reservoir continues to spill water at a high rate. However, Coyote Creek levels are continuing to recede. Read on...
Flood Update - Evacuations have been lifted in some areas
Areas in green are cleared for return. Areas in yellow are still under mandatory evacuation. Residents are advised to use the Checklist for Residents Returning to Flooded Homes if your home has been flooded. Read on...