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Monterey County Office of Emergency Services


Current Status of Monterey County:

For information on disaster recovery and to report damages from our recent storms and flooding visit our Virtual Local Assistance Center by clicking on the shortcut on the left.

For resources related to flood and wind storm recovery, including reporting damages, click here to access the Monterey Co. Disaster Resource Directory.

Normal winter rains can cause flooding in areas such as the Soberanes and Chimney Fire burn scars.  But strong moisture laden storms as the kind we have been having recently put all areas, urban and rural, at greater risk for flooding.   

Visit our Winter Storm Preparedness page for safety tips, preparedness information, links to weather information, power outage, driving tips, and Monterey County’s sandbag locations and sand stockpile locations.



About Us

The Monterey County Office of Emergency Services is responsible for the following:

• Ensure all phases of emergency management are addressed in strategic planning efforts, building the core capabilities and disaster resiliencies within the communities of Monterey County;

• Organizing, staffing and operating the OA EOC;

• Provide information and guidance to the public and elected officials including emergency warning and alerting

• Provide resource management inventories of critical assets, supplies and equipment necessary to support emergency response and recovery operations;

• Reviewing and maintaining internal and external emergency operations plans and preparedness programs for the Operational Area

• Ensure that emergency planning follows state and federal guidance.

• Identifying and analyzing potential hazards and recommending appropriate mitigation measures

• Conduct on-going emergency preparedness and educational campaigns

• Serving as the emergency management point of contact for government officials, public safety, organizations, nonprofit and community based organizations, city, county and private industry partner and stakeholders.

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