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Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Division of Environmental Health Services responds to emergencies and disasters in conjunction with the Department of Public Health and the County of San Bernardino. We encourage you to be prepared for an emergency before it happens. The Ready.gov website has helpful information on how your family can be ready before a disaster strikes. On this page we have included some helpful fact sheets on how to keep your food and water safe during an emergency. More resources are available from FoodSafety.gov, the FDA, and the USDA.




Drought State of Emergency

With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proclaimed a State of Emergency on January 17, 2014 and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions. DEHS is compiling a resource list for both water system operators and the public to help save water and respond appropriately.

Public Drinking Water System Frequently Asked Questions

Governor Brown Declares Drought State of Emergency

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Drought Information

Bottled, Vended and Hauled Water

U.S Drought Portal



Food and Water Safety During an Emergency




Air Quality

In the state of California, regional air districts are responsible for monitoring air quality. The South Coast Air Quality Management District covers the western portion of San Bernardino County. The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District covers the northern portion of our county. Please visit their websites for up-to-date information, smoke advisories, and unhealthy air quality advisories.





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