Disaster Preparedness:

  • Developed by the BACSPP (Bay Area Cross-Sector Partners in Preparedness)
  • Great site for overall preparedness
  • Contains links for popular resources, threats and hazards
  • Very user friendly and can be translated to 11 different languages

  • Similar to but on a national level

  • Cal EMA homepage for Planning and Preparedness Division
  • Useful tabs at top of page with links to
    • How You Should Prepare
      • Emergency Managers
      • Government
      • Community
      • Schools
      • Business
    • Preparedness Units
    • Threats and Hazards
  • Not as user friendly

  • Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country: Your Handbook for the S.F. Bay Region
    • Developed by multiple agencies
  • 32 page PDF covering:
    • Earthquake related historical and geological facts about the Bay Area region
    • Preparedness and the 7 steps to Earthquake Safety
  • Great Handbook to Earthquake preparedness, little lengthy byut overall informational


  • Main page for USGS Hazards Program
  • Highly useful with near real time information

  • California Geological Survey
  • Several Links to Earthquake information, not as user friendly

  • California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN)
  • Awesome news feed and links to earthquake information and products and services
  • Straight forward website

  • Center for Engineering Strong Motion Data
  • Great for data retrieval for Structure types
  • Not great for public use

  • USGS Eearthquake Notification Service (ENS)
  • Sends email notifications about earthquake information concerning the area in which you live
  • Great automated notification tool


  • West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
  • Near real time information on possible tsunami information
  • User friendly and straight forward home page

  • Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System
  • Intricate website with several useful tabs, not as user friendly but good information for all

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Main page for tsunami inforation with a useful tab to preparedness
  • Little cluttered but multiple links


  • Cal FIRE – already on the Monterey County OES Website

  • Cal FIRE website with up to date current fire information

  • NOAA fire weather map

  • USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Application Center
  • provides a near real-time geospatial overview of the current wildland fire situation at regional and national scales

Cal EMA Fire preparedness and protection site for wild fire


  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
  • Geared towards a profession in Emergency Management
  • Tab for independent study

  • California Specialized Training Institute
  • Also geared towards a profession as a Emergency Management Specialist along with Terrorism and Homeland Security Specialist and Crisis Communications Specialist
  • Not a user friendly website

  • Monterey County CERT Team website
  • Links to membership and training

  • Monterey CERT home website

General Links

  • California Emergency Management Agency homepage

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency homepage

  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Monterey County