The City of Monterey Public Works department is asking Monterey CERT for assistance with preparing for the predicted “El Nino” event this winter. Public Works is asking Monterey CERT members to check and report storm drain conditions as they go about their day.
If you see any conditions that you feel warrant the attention of the City please email firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
- Brief (but clear) description of concern
- Street address
- Cross street (closest)
- Additional location info that may help clarify (optional)
- Photo to show issue of concern (encouraged and keep it limited to 1 or 2)
- CERT member contact info if needed for clarification (optional)
Please understand that what may be perceived to be a concern and is reported does not guarantee that work will be done. Public Works staff will sort through the submissions and make a determination if mitigation can and should be done and prioritize projects based on that review. Furthermore, please do not send in issues of concern that are on private property as the city does not have the ability to do any work there.
The 1,200-acre Tassajara fire is reportedly only 10 percent contained (Sunday, Sep 20 at 10 a.m.). Authorities have announced a mandatory evacuation for the Parrot Ranch area. Cal Fire says at least 300 homes are in danger and six have been destroyed and one person has already died.
If you have needs, can donate resources (skills, supplies), let us know by signing up on Recovers.org (https://recovers.org/communities) site in the area (Monterey, Seaside, Pacific grove, CSUMB, Marina)
Monterey CERT has confirmed dates for the next CERT training for new students. This will be our weekend series, taught over two consecutive weekends.
Class dates will be:
Saturday September 19th 0830 to 1630 hrs.
Saturday September 26th 0830 to 1630 hrs.
Sunday September 27th 0830 to 1630 hrs.
Persons wishing to enroll may send an email to: email@example.com. Please include the following information:
Physical and mailing address
e-mail address most commonly used
Cell and home phone numbers
Registering students will receive an e-mail confirmation. Persons without e-mail may leave a phone message at: (831) 646-3416.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
Remember if deployed you will radio in to your closest neighborhood container and talk with a team captain. You wont have to call in to the EOC with a tiny handheld. We now have base radios in each container. The base radio will be used to call the EOC with pertinent information.
I hope to see all of you on the radio tonight, Monday at 8pm. Stop by the Monte Vista School Container before 8 if you would like to marvel at the cleanest most organized disaster container ever.
Soon all of our CERT radios need a minor reprogramming. Please bring yours to the May CERT Drill on May 16th at the EOC. You will get them back that same morning. Any radios not reprogrammed that morning may not work on the cert channels after Saturday.
Stop by and see us or check in on the air from home or an evening walk on the beach. Sean at Del Monte Beach has his solar powered base radio up and running. Did you ever wonder if you could hear him all the way way from Pacific Grove?
Show some pride in you neighborhood and check in. Monday at 8pm on CERT channel #3. We really wont know where you are unless you tell us cuz you are hard to track without ankle bracelets.
After tomorrows drill you can test Foothill, Oak Grove and Delmonte with your handhelds for signal strength.