City’s Emergency Map aligns first responders with the public, connecting community to emergency information and resources to guide whether to evacuate or shelter.
Learn how to use the City’s Emergency Map to quickly see how neighborhoods, including your own, may be directed to evacuate, shelter in place, or take other protective action during a major emergency.
When possible, the City would use the map to also identify evacuation routes, road closures, shelters, or other critical information to guide you to your next step.
This dynamic map is used in real-time by Berkeley’s first responders, connecting the public with the most immediate information available.
The map can be viewed with specific detail down to the address level and includes key landmarks, such as schools and parks. You can plug in your address to quickly see the current emergency status for your home.
Know how to find information for a specific location. No need to memorize specific zone numbers as they may change to adapt to a rapidly evolving emergency.
Explore and learn how to use Berkeley’s Emergency Map.
Sign up for AC Alert to get notification of emergency use of map
When an emergency strikes and as it evolves, public safety officials will first update the map. This also helps first responders, who’ll also use the map to guide their own response.
To be notified when a map is guiding emergency action, sign up for AC Alert – the text, email, and phone system used by Berkeley and Alameda County to push emergency messages.
AC Alert text messages might signal map activity or call out specific zones that are affected. Even when receiving an alert, use the map to guide your next step. Evacuation routes, road closures, or shelter locations may play a role in the action you need to take.
Every second matters in a crisis. Getting information will help you take action.
Before the emergency strikes, ensure that you are signed up for AC Alert and know how to use Berkeley’s Emergency Map.