National Weather Service radios with SAME (Specific Area Message Encoder) circuitry allows them to be programmed with local county/city codes. Each code represents a specific geographic area so the weather radio alerts only if the Shelter-in-Place emergency is in programmed local area.
The National Weather Service has established national regions by state and county, and assigned a 6-digit FIPS (Federal Information Processing System) code to identify each county. The code for Contra Costa County is 06013. "06" designates California, and "013" designates Contra Costa County. Contra Costa County has been divided into nine subdivisions that have been assigned numbers 1-9. That number is added to the beginning of the FIPS code for SAME programming. Follow the programming instructions that came with the radio to enter the correct code.
|106013||Northwest||94569, 94525, 94572||Crockett, Port Costa, Rodeo, Selby, Tormey|
|206013||North Central||94520 (north of Highway 4), 94553||Clyde, Concord, Martinez, Vine Hill, Pacheco|
|306013||Northeast||94509, 94531, 94565||Antioch, Bay Point, Pittsburg, Port Chicago|
|406013||West Central||94547, 94564||Hercules, Pinole|
|506013||Central||94518 thru 94524, 94527, 94529, 94549, 94595 thru 94598||Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek,
Concord (south of Highway 4)
|606013||East Central||94511, 94513, 94514, 94548, 94561||Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Knightsen, Oakley|
|706013||Southwest||94530, 94706, 94707, 94708, 94801, 94802, 94803 thru 94808, 94820, 94850||North Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Kensington, Richmond, San Pablo|
|806013||South Central||94507, 94526, 94556, 94563, 94570, 94575, 94583, 94595||Alamo, Danville, Moraga, Orinda, San Ramon|
Codes can also be found on the Internet on the National Weather Service Web site.