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Emergency Resources - Alerts and Advisories
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STORM UPDATE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 8:30 AM:
Veteran's Park Drive has reopened.
STORM UPDATE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 4:30 PM:
Veteran's Park Drive is closed due to a fallen tree. Also, California Highway Patrol officers said Highway 1 southbound in Monterey was blocked by a mudslide near where the roadway intersects with Highway 68.The mudslide happened when two trees fell at 2:10 p.m. Emergency 911 dispatchers said witnesses reported seeing a landscaper running in the area with a chainsaw. CHP officers shut down the Highway 1 ramp connecting to westbound Highway 68, and said it would not reopen for three hours. Trees also fell on 17 Mile Drive near Highway 68 in Pebble Beach at 2 p.m., as well as on Highway 68 westbound near Josselyn Canyon Road in Monterey at 2:40 p.m.
STORM UPDATE, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14:
More rain is forecast to impact our area late Sunday through Wednesday with the greatest amounts expected over Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. This is for Sunday night through Wednesday evening. All locations can expect rainfall, however the greatest potential for higher rainfall amounts will be over Sana Cruz and Monterey counties. Locally greater than 4" are possible in Monterey County in higher elevations with more than 3" possible in Santa Cruz mountains.
Possible moderate to heavy rain at times especially for Monterey and Santa Cruz counties could lead to another round of local flooding and possible debris flows. Please see the image below for the current rainfall forecast.Southerly winds will be breezy along the coast for Sunday evening and night with local gusts in coastal ranges of over 40 mph. Similar breezy conditions are possible Tuesday night.
STORM UPDATE, 1:30 PM:
DEL MONTE AVENUE IS NOW OPEN
STORM UPDATE, FRIDAY, 8:30 AM:
BOTH LANES OF DEL MONTE AVENUE BETWEEN SLOAT AND PALO VERDE ARE CLOSED FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS FOR STORM DRAIN REPAIRS. Storm moves south. High wind advisory canceled, flash flood warning lifted. Permanent road closures in place in some areas, state parks closures. Many major roads have reopened but CHP still reports street flooding in some areas this morning. The heaviest rains from yesterday's storm have passed and residents around the Central Coast are cleaning up.
STORM UPDATE, 12 PM:
Monterey, CA. – The City of Monterey activated its Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at 10 a.m. City staff is responding to storm-related incidents throughout the City, primarily reports of trees down.
One lane of Del Monte Avenue near Sloat was blocked by a tree that fell from the Naval Postgraduate School grounds. Monterey Police are on the scene directing traffic through the area. Tree crews were dispatched to remove the tree and clear the road. A 70-foot pine tree fell in the area of Skyline Drive and Shepards Place. Tree crews were dispatched to the area and reopened the roadway.
Monterey Harbor reports that a 60-foot boat broke loose from its mooring and hit another boat. Harbor staff responded and secured the boat. For the latest information on the storm in the City of Monterey, please visit
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey and San Benito Counties until 10:00p.m. Thursday night. A high wind warning means that a hazardous high wind event is expected of occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40mph or gusts of 58mph or more can lead to property damage.
Get more updates at: The City of Monterey Twitter page -
PG&E Electric Outage Center Map -
In case of downed power lines: Treat all downed power lines as if they are "live" or energized. Keep yourself and others away from them. Call 911, then notify PG&E at (800) 743-5002. In case of downed trees: During regular 8 to 5 office hours call the Parks Division at 646-3860 or call 911. After hours call 911.
Stevenson Garden within Monterey State Historic Park, closed until further notice.
NWS/NOAA STORM UPDATE, 10:19 AM FOR MONTEREY AREA:
We are just starting to feel the leading edge of the event now. Winds are gusting to 40 presently and will be the strongest on the leading edge of the event. The big rain is 20 - 25 miles west of us and headed east; we will see the rain in 1/2 to 1 hour. The rain band has produced 1 - 1 1/2" in many parts of the bay area. The band has slowed down some and may linger here a little longer. The bulk of the system should be out of the area by early evening.
UPDATE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 10:00 AM:
City of Monterey has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to the storm. Follow us on Twitter for the latest info -
UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 3:00 PM:
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UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 12:00 PM:
The City of Monterey is preparing for the storm, which is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rains to our area from Wednesday night through Friday morning. The biggest threats in a storm like this are downed trees and power lines, flooding and power outages. To help you prepare for the storm, we would like to share some information with you:
The Monterey Fire Department recommends that residents be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72 hours in an emergency. Monterey Fire reminds you:
Don’t drive thru flooded intersections and streets
Don’t clear trees on your own. They may have brought down wires
Stay away from all downed wires and assume they are live
Be careful of using flames to light and heat your home
Other resources include:
24-hour PG&E power outage number 800-PGE-5002 -- and PG&E power outage webpage at http://www.pge.com/myhome/outages/outage/
If you smell natural gas, see downed power lines, or suspect another emergency situation, leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1. You may also want to contact PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
City employees from all of our departments are preparing to respond to needs of our residents, visitors and businesses in the storm.
Monterey Storm Update - 12 PM
The City of Monterey activated its Emergency Operation Center (EOC) at 10 a.m. City staff is responding to storm-related incidents throughout the City, primarily reports of trees down.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
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