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  • Family and Food Safety First this Thanksgiving

    Eating healthy this Thanksgiving begins with basic home food safety practices that are known to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. The Monterey County Health Department is reminding all cooks entering the kitchen this season to follow the Fight BAC!® basics of home food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.

    11/16/2017 5:35:00 PM

  • Sixth Annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) Conference

    The sixth annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) women’s health conference is being held Saturday, December 2nd from 9 am to 4 pm at Hartnell College. This free conference is specifically for Spanish-speaking immigrant women.

    11/16/2017 3:46:59 PM

  • Safe Travels Via Salinas Grant to benefit 65+ population and Elementary Schools in Salinas

    The Monterey County Health Department announced today that it has been awarded $130,000 as part of a Safe Travels Via Salinas grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. This grant will bring pedestrian safety education to the 65+ population and bike education to schools in Salinas. The yearlong grant start date was on November 13, 2017 and will benefit three elementary schools in East Salinas – Bardin Elementary, Cesar E. Chavez, and Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary.

    11/15/2017 3:54:00 PM

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Food Safety Advisory Council

If you have recently experienced flooding in your home or business, these documents may be of help to you:

After a Flood

CA Dept of Health Services – Guidelines for Food Safety During Temporary …

CA Dept of Health Services – Mold in my home – What to do

Monterey County Health Dept. – A citizen’s guide to disease prevention in…

EPA – Flood Cleanup Avoiding indoor air quality problems

dog in the rainLOOKING FOR YOUR PET AFTER A FLOOD?

Start by checking the Monterey County Animal Services homepage at www.mtyhd.org/pets for lost pets or call them at directly (831) 769-8850. Just want to leave a message? Call the dispatch line at (831) 769-8856. You may also contact your local SPCA at www.spcamc.org for any pets that have been turned in or call them directly at (831) 373-2631.

 

 

WHERE TO GET SAND, EMPTY OR PRE-FILLED SANDBAGS

For those needing sandbags during this weather event, please use the following information to get the resources needed to protect your property.

Those needing ready-to-go sandbags or empty sandbags to fill, those can be found at local fire stations. Here is a link to a list of these stations. Residents and businesses can also check with their nearest fire station as to availability.  Sandbag Distribution List

Sand pile locations are maintained and replenished by County Public Works.  These locations do not have empty sandbags, only sand. Here are those locations:  List of locations