Tuesday, October 17, 1989
A powerful 6.9 earthquake shook San Francisco for a minimum of ten consecutive seconds during the Game 3 warm-up. Some 12,000 homes were wrecked beyond habitability. Natural gas lines ruptured and set fires to buildings in the Marina district. A 1.25 mile-long stretch of The Cypress Street Viaduct, a major twin-decker roadway, collapsed on itself and killed 42 motorists in a single blow. In all, 63 people died and nearly 4,000 were injured.
Common Hazards in this State

State Information

California Office of Emergency Services
3650 Schriever Ave
Mather, CA 95655
(916) 845-8510

Local Information

Alameda County Sheriff's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
4985 Broder Blvd
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 803-7800

Anaheim Fire Department – Emergency Management Division
500 E. Broadway Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-6950

City of Corona Fire Department - Emergency Services Division
400 South Vicentia Avenue
Corona, CA 92882
(951) 736-2458

Costa Mesa Fire Department/Community Education
2803 Royal Palm
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 327-7406

Cupertino Office of Emergency Services
10300 Torre Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 777-3335

Fresno County
2281 Tulare Street
Hall of Records, Room 304
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 488-1710

Fresno Fire Dept.
911 H Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 621-4199
Fax: (559) 498-4261

City of Greenfield
215 El Camino Real
Greenfield, CA 93927
(831) 674-5111

Kern County Fire Department
5642 Victor Street
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 873-2602

Long Beach Fire Department
2990 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 570-9251

City of Long Beach
Disaster Management Division
2990 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 570-9251

Los Angeles County
Office of Emergency Management
1275 North Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 980-2260

City of Los Angeles
Emergency Preparedness Department
200 North Spring St, Room 1533
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-2222

City of Moreno Valley Emergency Services
22870 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
(951) 413-3800

City of Oakland Office of Emergency Services
1605 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-3938

Orange County Sheriff's Department
2644 Santiago Canyon Road
Santa Ana, CA 92644
(714) 628-7194 - Sandra Hutchens

Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services
4080 Lemon St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 955-4700

City and County of Sacramento
700- H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 874-4670

San Bernardino County Fire Department/Office of Emergency Services
1743 Miro Way
Rialto, CA 92376
(909) 356-3998

City of San Diego
Office of Homeland Security
1250 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1000A
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 533-6760

San Diego County Office of Emergency Services
5555 Overland Avenue, Suite 1911
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-3490

San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
1011 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 487-5000

Santa Ana Police Department
Homeland Security Division

60 West Civic Center Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 245-8722

County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Services
55 West Younger Street
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 808-7800

Simi Valley Office of Emergency Services
3901 Alamo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 583-6263

Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department
2300 County Center Drive, Suite 221A
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403
Telephone: (707) 565-1152
Fax: (707) 565-1172

Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 654-2551

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

California State Citizen Corps Council
1110 K St., Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-7646

Localized Ready Programs

Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department participated in localizing the Ready Campaign in 2009. Ads that were created included English and Spanish TV spots, radio spots of varying lengths and outdoor advertisements. The ads directed viewers to

Orange County
ReadyOC is a public service campaign aimed at educating and empowering Orange County California residents, businesses and the community to better prepare for emergency situations. The goal of ReadyOC is to get local residents better prepared for a variety of emergency situations that could impact the county and also to offer opportunities for concerned citizens to get involved in local readiness efforts.

San Diego County
The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services localized the Ready Campaign in April 2007 including three televisions spots and one outdoor spot (Meeting Place, Cell Phone, Tomato Paste and Map). The ads fulfill to a local Web site

San Francisco
The City of San Francisco localized the Ready Campaign PSAs in December 2006 and again in September 2009, including television and radio PSA spots. The ads fulfill to a local San Francisco Web site:

Ventura County
In partnership with FEMA and the Ad Council, Ventura County California localized the Ready campaign in 2011 to assist residents in preparing, responding and recovering from a local emergency or disaster within our community. The Ready Ventura County message remains consistent with the national campaign: Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. Get Involved:

Last Updated: 08/24/2020