Carmel Prepares for Emergencies

Feb 2024 Storm - Carmel Pine Cone alert 2/6/2024 included:

Here is a video report from KSBW 2/6/2024 

....But be sure to read on for comprehensive information provided to the community January 6th 2024... 

Whether it be storms, fire or other emergencies - the City teams have programs, tools and plans that serve us all.  They host events that review all of these tools and take our questions.  A recent event under "Carmel Prepares" was held in the Carpenter Hall of Sunset Center, specifically on Saturday Sept 6th, 2024. 

Next community events are tentatively set seasonally for 

    • Saturday, June 1 - Wildfire preparedness
    • Saturday, November 16 - Storm preparedness
Visit the Carmel Prepares webpage here - on -  for details and updates.

Below are the resources from this city page to get you started. 

Here’s a list of good first steps you can take today to start on the path of preparedness for yourself and your loved ones:

  • Notification: Sign-up for Alert Monterey County and sign up for Nixle, a free notification system used by our police, fire, and city to advise subscribers of road closures and other emergencies with real-time updates on your cell phone, email, or both. Simply text your zip code to 888777 to enroll for free.
  • Information: Check out Ready Monterey County from the Department for Emergency Management for guides on making plans, building an emergency kit, and much more. 
  • Evacuation: Know (and share with your neighbors) the evacuation routes.
  • Participation in Events & Trainings: Attend preparedness events, including trainings, organized by the City and Carmel CERT throughout the year.