CURRENT STATUS IN MONTEREY COUNTY:
Nothing to report at this time.
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.
So go register your cell phone(s), email and address to stay informed of public health and safety notifications like evacuations due to wildfires or flooding, weather-related disasters, wide area power blackouts, urgent law enforcement operations, toxic chemical spills or release of gas/pesticide, and missing persons or kidnapped children.
These important messages may be sent during or after an emergency event to keep you informed of important information (relevant to any and all of the geographic locations that you deem important to know about – work, school, home, etc.) but will not spam you.
Monterey County was one of the largest participants in last year's ShakeOut, an annual drill to get Californians prepared for major earthquakes. Register here to help Monterey County continue to be earthquake smart, and on 10:16 AM on 10/16, don't forget drop, cover, and hold on for 60 seconds!
For more information on the 2014 drought and its effects on Monterey County, please see our dedicated drought webpage
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