EMERGENCY OPERATIONS STATUS
It is the purpose of this website to help our communities connect with resources, develop a plan in advance, and know what to do in the event of an emergency. Please view the links at the top of this page to explore this site!
Monterey County is subject to a variety of natural, technical, and human-caused emergencies. There are three broad categories of hazards, which include natural, technological, and domestic security threats, all of which can occur with different levels of advance warning. Each County resident, business, employee, and guest has a responsibility to be informed and prepared in all phases.
No one likes to think about disasters, but they happen here just like in every other part of the world. The question is: are you prepared to survive them? This website provides emergency preparedness information for the Monterey County Operational Area.
This site is designed to provide quick access to local and national information on disaster preparedness. The program is a localized version of FEMA’s Ready.gov program. The goal of Ready Monterey County is to tailor emergency preparedness messages to the unique hazards faced in the Monterey County Operational Area.
Have a plan for what you and your family will do in an emergency. Consider how you will communicate with each other, where you will meet, and who you can leave messages with out-of-state if you can’t reach people locally.
After you have your plan, start building a kit. The basics include enough food and water to last five to seven days. Then, think about other needs. Make a list of the things you use every day. Don’t worry about buying everything at once.
Stay informed to know when disasters are going to strike. Keep up with information from your local government leaders and media. If the Emergency Alert System is activated, tune to local radio stations to receive emergency messages.