Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Information

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Disaster Preparedness

Learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency.

Myth: I don’t need to worry about disasters where I live. Emergency preparedness is not only for Californians, Midwesterners and Gulf Coast residents. Most communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. Americans also travel more than ever before to areas with different hazard risks than at home.

Knowing what to do is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Use this site to learn about potential emergencies that can happen and how to prepare for and respond to them.


Before, During, and After an Emergency

It is important to be prepared before, during, and after an emergency. Physical safety is a concern for all hazards and may involve sheltering or evacuating. Make sure to develop a a family communications plan as well as prepare an emergency supply kit. When recovering from a disaster, safety as well as mental and physical well-being must be considered. 



Instructional Videos

Preparing makes sense for families, pet owners, seniors, and people with disabilities and other access and functional needs. Click on one of the buttons below to watch a short instructional video explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved.

Preparing Makes Sense Preparing makes sense for pet owners Preparing makes sense for seniors Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs


Emergency Notification System

City of Corona businesses or residents can register to receive emergency notifications via cellular, voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) telephone, email or text. Click here for the Self-Registration Portal




Emergency Information

24-Hour Police and Fire Dispatch – For outside of 9-1-1 service area or to report a non-emergency police or fire incident call 951-736-2330, Option 3.


Emergency Operations Center

The purpose of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is to enhance communications and organization while maximizing the utilization of personnel and resources during a major incident. Corona’s EOC is operated under the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) in accordance with the City of Corona Emergency Operations Plan.In times of disaster the EOC is staffed by representatives of City departments, allied agencies and special representatives for the particular incident or disaster being managed. Coordination between all levels of government to insure the City of Corona receives assistance as needed.


Gas Leaks

If you have an emergency gas leak, immediately contact The Gas Company:

Commercial - Industrial: 1-800-427-2000 (English) or 1-800-427-6029 (Spanish)
Residential Customer: 1-800-427-2200 (English) or 1-800-342-4545 (Spanish)


Electric Emergency Repairs & Outages

Report downed wires, live wires, power outages and other electrical emergencies to Southern California Edison at 1-800-611-1911. For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.


Poison Control Center

For emergencies requiring the Poison Control Center, call 1-800-876-4766.


Vector Control

Bees - Vector control may carry out bee removal in cases where hives or swarms are located in non-structural and accessible locations, such as low-hanging trees, bushes, or debris in a public place where the bees pose an imminent threat to the public.

For additional information visit The Northwest Mosquito & Vector Control District website at or contact the Corona office at 951-340-9792.


Safely Surrendered Baby Law

No Shame. No Blame. No Names. You can safely surrender your baby at any of our 7 Corona Fire Stations or Corona Regional Medical Center.

 The Safely Surrendered Baby Law responds to the increasing number of newborn infant deaths due to abandonment in unsafe locations. First created in January 2001, the Safely Surrendered Baby Law was signed permanently into state law in January 2006. The law's intent is to save lives of newborn infants at risk of abandonment by encouraging parents or persons with lawful custody to safely surrender the infant within 72 hours of birth, with no questions asked.

Optional Medical Questionnaire: Although a person surrendering a baby under the Safely Surrendered Baby Law will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire, the form is optional and is intended solely for the purpose of collecting medical information critical to the health and survival of the child. Any information that may identify the person surrendering the baby will be removed in order to maintain that person's confidentiality.



If you see a wildfire, please report it immediately by dialing 9-1-1. To report an arson, call the County Arson Hotline at 1-800-633-2836.



The City of Corona will provide up to 10 pre-filled sandbags to City of Corona residents. Bags can be picked up at Santana Park on the corner of Santana Way and Kellogg Avenue. This location will be staffed as long as it is raining as residents will be required to show ID to prove Corona residency.



For situations that threaten human life and/or property and that demand immediate attention, dial 9-1-1.  Learn about Earthquake Preparedness!




Additional Resources

Riverside County 2-1-1 Community Connect
Ready America
California Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency
American Red Cross
USGS-Cal Tech - earthquake updates - usually posted within 30 minutes of a quake.
Riverside County Public Health Department

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