We had a very successful second workshop at the Monterey Youth Center! Mike Castaneda and CERV led a Citizen Action Seminar about "Emergency Awareness & Planning for People with Disabilities & Functional Challenges." Residents learned about emergency preparation planning and practicing, how to stay informed during, before and after an emergency, sheltering in place and how to prepare the home and workplace. Special emphasis was placed on how to help people in the community with disabilities and functional challenges. The next workshop will take place on September 28th in the Marina Council Chambers. VIEW FLYER
THE STORMS OF 2016-2017 AND THE SOBERANES FIRE
CERV established the Monterey County RECOVERS Squad so neighbors can help their neighbors during a crisis.
Monterey County has faced ongoing crises beginning with the Soberanes Fire. People in Big Sur area continue to need help. Jobs are lost, people are displaced, property is damaged.
MontereyRecovers.org is a website that makes it possible to match people's needswith resources in the community at a grass roots level.
If you have a need, supplies to share or can volunteer, please go to the website. Thanks
The 2nd Annual Pebble Beach Zombie Race and Emergency Preparedness Fair
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Tsunami Preparedness Week
March 27 - 31, 2017
Tsunami Video Link
In California, the last week of March is observed as "Tsunami Preparedness Week." Local Emergency Managers have been busy planning and coordinating their tsunami education efforts. Below are a few of the locations where we will host tsunami information booths. We hope you will join us!
Pacific Grove Farmers Market Booth Monday, March 27, 2017 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Old Monterey Farmers Market Booth Tuesday, March 28, 2017 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Carmel-by-the-Sea Farmers Market Booth Thursday, March 30, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2014 was a productive year of educating the community, volunteer work, forging partnerships and fundraising. But this is only the beginning! CERV is looking to make evenmore progress in the years to come. This work is important to making our community safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to any disaster situation. Disasters often overwhelm local emergency responders. It is up to community members to fill in the gaps! Get involved by training with us at our workshops, donating, volunteering or following us on social media. Activities in 2014 included workshops for adults, seniors and kids. This included unique courses on emergency preparedness for residents with access and functional needs. We built community resilience by forming partnerships with local agencies, non-profits, cities, businesses and more. Check out our Thank You! page for a list. We participated in community events and fundraisers, including parades, safety fairs, and races. We strengthened our communications channels, including social media, website, and e-newsletters. Check out our 2014 CERV Activities Report for more information! Please join us in 2015! Visit this website and follow us on Facebook to stay updated about workshops and volunteer opportunities. The community, your neighborhood and your family could use your help. Remember, You Can't Predict, But You CAN Prepare!