Be Prepared. Be Supplied. Be Trained. Be Informed.

There are lots of different types of emergencies; from simple power failures to more serious events like chemical spills, earthquakes and fires. Emergencies can be devastating and can force you to evacuate the area or confine you to your home. Families and communities are more quickly able to recover from emergencies by preparing in advance and working together as a team.

911: If you have a life-threatening emergency requiring a police officer or an ambulance or fire truck for any reason

311: For non-emergency city services and questions

831-755-5111 ext. 112: for any non-emergency situation requiring a police officer response

811: for any renovation on your home that requires digging

We’ve included a recording of our Emergency Preparedness Workshop from Jan 31st, 2024 for residents to view. It has a good set of reminders for what to do before, during and after an emergency. We also talk about all the ways to get information and alerts during an emergency. There are links to all the sites and apps we discuss below.

Ready Monterey County website is an important resource for all residents in Monterey County including Soledad. This is a great place to find out what to do Before, During and After an emergency.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website that will have the most accurate forecast for Soledad. NOAA is a science-based federal agency within the Department of Commerce.

The Department of Emergency Management Monterey County. This department will provide all the official information in the event of an emergency. You can also find flood maps in the event of heavy rain.

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

Learn which kinds of natural and human-caused disasters pose a risk to your area by using the California Officer of Emergency Services website.

PulsePoint: This is the free downloadable app that provides information in an emergency, including the location of nearly automated external defibrillators. Be sure to choose Soledad Fire Department (SLD) on your settings.

American Red Cross Emergency App will show you which buildings are being used as shelters. It is simple to use and lets you customize 40 different weather alerts with fast notifications. It provides step-by-step guides to help you prepare and explains how climate change has impacted each hazard.

FEMA Flood Map: This service will show you if your home is in a high risk zone for flooding.


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