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During an Earthquake

Crown Harbor has a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT has divided Crown Harbor into 4 neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has 4 teams of people, with predefined duties, that will spring into action after an earthquake. Here are the proper actions for community members to perform during an earthquake.


If Inside a Building

  • Stay where you are until the shaking stops.
  • Do not run outside.
  • Do not get in a doorway as this does not provide protection from falling or flying objects, and you may not be able to remain standing.
  • Drop down onto your hands and knees so the earthquake doesn't knock you down.
  • Cover your head and neck with your arms to protect yourself from falling debris.
  • If you are in danger from falling objects, and you can move safely, crawl for additional cover under a sturdy desk or table.
  • Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as light fixtures or furniture.

If In Bed

  • Stay in bed.
  • Cover your head and neck with a pillow.
  • At night, hazards and debris are difficult to see and avoid; attempts to move in the dark result in more injuries than remaining in bed.

If Outside

  • Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
  • Once in the open: Drop, Cover, and Hold On.
  • Stay there until the shaking stops.

During a Fire

Fires spread quickly. The immediate concern is for everyone around. The second concern is extinguishing the fire.

in your unit

In Your Unit

  • If the fire is small, handle with a fire extinguisher.
  • For larger fires, exit the unit immediately.
  • Once outside, use your cell phone or a neighbor's phone to call 911.
  • In addition to providing your address, let the operator know that you live in a gated community and provide your gate code.
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In Another Unit

  • If the fire is small, call or knock on the door to alert the residents.
  • For larger fires, call 911 immediately.
  • In addition to providing the address, let the operator know that you live in a gated community and provide your gate code.

During a Flood

Though earthquakes and fire are more likely, flooding is also a potential danger for any community.

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Heavy Rain

  • The terrain of Crown Harbor is such that flooding via heavy rain is unlikely.
  • In the event of water covering the roads, do not drive until the water subsides.
  • If water begins to enter your unit, call the Associa Northern California Emergency number, (510) 780-8587 or toll free (800) 863-6277.


  • A tsunami is possible after an earthquake, even if the epicenter is located far away.
  • Residents should consider moving to higher ground in the event of a tsunami warning.
  • Due to the suddenness and size of most tsunamis, there is no plan (such as keeping a ladder in the upstairs bedroom for roof access) that is practical.
  • In the event of a tsunami warning, according to the California Department of Conservation, the closest location for high ground is Anthony Chabot Regional Park located at 9999 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546.

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