Emergency Preparedness Resources
The helpful links below include organizations that specialize in emergency preparedness for many different types of natural or man made disasters.The question you should be asking: Are you ready? If not, visit the sites below to arm yourselves with potentially life saving information! It's never too early or too late.
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
AlertMontereyCounty is a system used by City and County public safety officials to deliver emergency notifications to residents and businesses impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster.
AlertMontereyCounty uses the 9-1-1 database to call and deliver a recorded message to all landline phone numbers in a specific geographic area within a City and/or the County.
Residents may also be notified on their cell phone, Voice over IP (VoIP) phone or at their email address. Those wishing to receive messages on these devices must register online.
The Central Coast C.E.R.T. Association (CCCA) was formed to provide Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) training and continued training for citizens and community organizations of Monterey and surrounding counties. The CCCA provides and supports the community with the skills they need to respond to their immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster or other occurrences when emergency services are not immediately available
CERV assists with funding to support the development of skills and abilities in trained CERT volunteers and residents of Monterey County. CERV identifies and addresses a variety of training needs and gaps in emergency preparation in our local communities
Each year, the American Red Cross immediately responds to about 70,000 natural and man-made disasters in the U.S., ranging from fires to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents and explosions.
StormReady, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, OK, helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before and during the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.
Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes: "Drop, Cover and Hold On." ShakeOut also has been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to update emergency plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.
Visit the Cal OES Community Preparedness page for valuable information about how you can keep you, your family, and your property safe.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association – weather service
When disaster strikes, the same rules that apply to people apply to pets: Preparation makes all the difference, and if it's not safe for you, it's not safe for them. Take a few minutes to make a plan and assemble an emergency kit for yourself and your pet.