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Big Sur Emergency Resources

Big Sur Emergency Resources

Big Sur Monterey County California

This page contains valuable information and links to assist those living or traveling through Big Sur, California. Resources that are located outside of this website are provided for your convenience, but are not explicitly endorsed by CERV of the Monterey Peninsula.


NOAA weather information for Big Sur

National Weather Service: 831-656-1725, press 1 then press 3. (Note: if you know your precise latitude and longitude you can swap those out with the ones in the web address for very specific information in your area.)

Weather Underground for Big Sur

The Weather Channel for Big Sur

National Weather Service (audio)

NOAA Precipitation Map 

Nepenthe Web Cam


CHP Traffic Info: Use the top left dropdown to select Monterey

California DOTTraffic conditions, Highway 1 

Cal Trans: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189 - goes to Susanna Cruz, a Cal Trans rep


If you smell natural gas, see downed power lines, or suspect another emergency situation, leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

Customer Service: 1-800-743-5000 
Report an Outage: 1-800-743-5002

PG&E Outage Map - Select 'Search and Report' then enter your address


Big Sur Fire: (831) 667-2113, PO Box 520, Big Sur, CA 93920

Mid-Coast Fire Brigade: (831) 625-8175.  38000 Palo Colorado Rd, Carmel, CA 93923 

Big Sur HealthCenter: Can assist with all medical needs, including prescriptions - (831) 667-2580.  46896 Highway 1  Big Sur, CA 93920 

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce: (831) 667-2100



Community Association of Big Sur (formerly CPOA)

Big Sur Kate - Local Big Sur Blog

Big Sur CERT

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce


Plan Ahead for Disasters - Ready.gov

Monterey County Winter Storm Preparedness

Monterey County Community and Alert

Monterey County Office of Emergency Services: Individuals and Businesses. Duty Officer: (831) 796-1920

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Provides free site surveys on private lands and emergency grants. Salinas Office: (831) 424-7377,

SPCA Disaster Preparedness Guide for Pets and Livestock: For questions or assistance with emergency pet or livestock evacuations during disasters call 831-373-2631.

Disaster Preparedness from the Red Cross: Contact the Carmel Chapter for food and shelter needs in emergencies at (831) 624-6921.  Central Coast Web Site.

Montery County Planning Department: For questions regarding permitting: (831) 755-5025.

Erosion Control Info from Montery County Resource Management


Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula: (831) 624-5311, Emergency (831) 625-4900 Highway 68 West, Carmel, CA.

Health Department: For questions regarding water systems, hazardous materials and waste, call (831) 755-4500.

Monterey County Sheriffs Office: (831) 647-7911

California Highway Patrol: (831) 770-8000.

U.S. Forest Service:  Monterey District, King City (831) 385-5434 

Big Sur Highway 1 Mile Markers