Experts say it's best to think ahead and plan for potential emergencies
such as fire, flood and earthquakes. Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare
System suggests that putting a plan down on paper is a great start. A
written plan puts all critical information in one document. Make sure
family members, and friends, are familiar with it and know where copies
are kept, such as home, work and in the car. Being prepared can not only
reduce anxiety and time, but can save lives.
While it varies by individual and family, a basic plan includes items such
as emergency phone numbers; home, car and health insurance information;
utility service contacts; a plan for reuniting with family; a list of
medications; and layout of the home including utility shutoff points and
location of fire extinguishers, flashlights and candles as well a week's
store of water, non-perishable food and essential medications.
To learn more visit the American Red Cross
Prepare Your Home & Family,
Preparedness Information When It's Needed Most webpages and
Ready.gov website to
Get a kit, Make a plan and Be informed for an emergency.
Download a brochure to help you get ready:
Be Red Cross Ready
Ready America- Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed
Alert Monterey County
Because the Alert Monterey County system uses the 911 database, only land-line
numbers are automatically included in the system. If you have a cellular
or Voice over IP number and would like to be notified on that device,
or if you would like an e-mail notification, you must register those telephone
numbers and your e-mail address by completing the registration form on the link.
Alert Monterey County Registration