Monterey Emergency Resources

This page contains valuable information and links to assist those living or traveling through Monterey, 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.

Monterey California Fire Department

City of Monterey Fire

Monterey, Pacific Grove & Carmel CERT
Roger Reed
831.646.3905
reed@monterey.org

City of Marina Fire

Marina CERT
Ron Dunlap
831.884­.1210 
rdunlap@ci.marina.ca.us

City of Seaside Fire

Seaside CERT
Rick Meyer
831.899­.6790 
RMeyer@ci.seaside.ca.us 

City of Salinas Fire

CERT 4 Salinas 
Phil Vanderhorst 
831.758­.7261 
philv@ci.salinas.ca.us 

Monterey County Regional Fire District  

Rick Cathey 
831.455­.1721 
rcathey@mcrfd.org 

Carmel Highlands Fire/Cypress Fire/Pebble BeachFire - CalFIRE

John Spooner
831.594.8624  
john.spooner@fire.ca.gov 
Jennifer Valdez 
831.647.­5642
jennifer.valdez@fire.ca.gov

South Monterey County CERT Association 

Carla Martinez 
805.391­.3185 
msmartinez@starband.net 

Monterey County Office of Emergency Services 

(unincorporated Monterey County) 
Pat Moore, CERT Coordinator 
831.796.­1904
MoorePQ@co.monterey.ca.us 

Monterey CERT

Monterey CERT

Demetrios Kastros
831.224.0167
training@montereycert.org 

 

Hartnell College CERT 

Lindsey Bertomen 
831.755­.6742 
lbertomen@hartnell.edu

Cachagua CERT

Joe Rawitzer
831.244.4059
cachaguacert@gmail.com 

Big Sur CERT

Dick Ravich & Hal Latta
831.667.2493 or 831.667.2993
bigsur@sprynet.com

NEWS AND WEATHER

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.)

Thunderstorms and Lightening

Floods

Extreme Heat

National Weather Service (audio)

NOAA Precipitation Map 

Tornadoes

Severe Weather

ROADS

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

PG&E

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

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES

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 

 

 

 

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND AGENCY ASSISTANCE

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

OTHER AREA RESOURCES

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 

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