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This is an emergency resource and community website for residents of Monterey, CA. Get involved to build resiliency and disaster preparedness in our community! This site is managed by CERV of the Monterey Peninsula and our community partners.

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FEMA DEADLINE for Renter Assistance Extended

posted 10 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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FOR: Property owners are still dealing with the devastating scar left by the August wildfires in California.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended its deadline for applications to Nov. 23. Renters who were affected by the wildfires can apply for rental assistance or extend…

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Debris Removal Phase 2 Paperwork Due 12/15/20.

posted 15 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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From the Community Association of Big Sur. Reminder: ALL Property Owners with wildfire debris must submit a Right-of-Entry Permit OR Opt-Out Waiver to the Resource Management Agency by December 15, 2020 @ 5:00pm. Failure to do so will result in abatement. Phase 2 Debris Removal is anticipated to begin December…

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Coleman Fire - Big Sur Area

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Fire is now 98% contained. Once again we owe our deep thanks to the fire fighters and other support personnel who responded so quickly AND to Big Sur Kate for keeping us "in the know."

Replacing Personal Documents AFTER a Natural Disaster

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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This guide provides links and contacts to replace these important documents. All of the organizations listed below offer online resources. If personal computers aren’t available, public libraries and other agencies may have computers available to the general public. To download. Go to DOCUMENTS on this website

FEMA Disaster Assistance Portal

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Monterey County residents impacted by the fires are eligible for FEMA assistance To assess the portal go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

FEMA Program Aids Disaster Survivors with Critical Needs

posted 3 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Press Release September 1, 2020 https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200901/fema-program-aids-disaster-survivors-critical-needs Sacramento, Ca.--Individuals and households who have immediate or critical needs because they are displaced from their primary dwelling by the wildfires may be eligible for a special FEMA financial assistance program. Covered by the Critical Needs Assistance (CNA) program are life-saving and life-sustaining items.…

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FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE . Go to Documents (on this site/left side) for specific instructions

posted 3 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Sustained "losses" within the County", register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621- 3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY. Application processing: 48 hours; Virtual inspection/interview: scheduled within 7 to 10 business days; Determination: Caseworker assigned to work with applicant. An unknown amount of time. Individual households are eligible for $8123 each.

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Want to HELP?

posted 3 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Firefighters appreciate donations from the public BUT Cal Fire incident management takes care of ALL their needs.* If you feel that you need to help folks who have had to evacuate, you can sign up to donate or volunteer at MontereyCo.Recovers.org.

Volunteers Needed in Big Sur to work on walking trail as a "get aound" Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Closure

posted over 3 years ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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NEEDED! Volunteers for one day or several days or weeks to develop a walking trail to get around closure of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. Trail Volunteers will need to be able to work 7am to 4:30 pm (one hour lunch, lunch will be provided). Wear Long Sleeves, strong boots, gloves. If…

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Tsunami Preparedness Week! March 27 - 31, 2017

posted over 3 years ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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In California, the last week of March is observed as "Tsunami Preparedness Week." Local Emergency Managers have been busy planning and coordinating their tsunami education efforts. Below are a few of the locations where Pebble Beach CSD, Cypress FPD and Carmel Highlands FPD will host tsunami information booths.

Pacific Grove…

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Residents, businesses urged to report storm damage as soon as possible

posted over 3 years ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Did you suffer serious storm damage from recent weather events? Report your damage right away to help the county and residents qualify for federal aid.

Please use the county’s new Virtual Local Assistance Center to access surveys and forms needed for damage reporting. The center also has recovery information, government…

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From the NY Times....Information about Big Sur Area in California Today Section

posted over 3 years ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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The NY Times article says.... - "Crews inspected the damaged Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 in Big Sur last week. Officials said it would have to be replaced. - Many businesses in the coastal community of Big Sur have been effectively cut off from the rest of civilization. -…

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What to do to get some help?

posted over 3 years ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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If you were impacted by the Soberanes Fire and recent storms, you can fill out an assessment form.

Go to the Big Sur Storm and Fire Relief Fund on the CPOA website. [http://www.cpoabigsur.org/.]

This is an important step as it will help CPOA establishing the needs and enable CPOA to…

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