- SCC OES
The County Emergency Services website has many helpful guides and links to assist community members cope with a variety of disasters.
- Road Closures
Need to get from point A to Point B in Santa Cruz County? This site will help.
- Weather Underground
Local Rain Map
Local Rain Map (great map, can really zoom in and out)
Pick Area on left and choose Monterey
- Fire Tracking
Updated information on fires by area.
- Fire Dispatch
Hear radio traffic on scene at fires.
- NOAA San Lorenzo River at Big Trees River Graph
Excellent graph showing river height and flood levels. Not sure how often the site updates.
- San Lorenzo River at the Bridge at Henry Cowell
Flooding in Felton? Check the River Gauge. (Set to Table). Felton Grove floods at about 17 feet, the back trails at Covered Bridge now flood at about 21 feet. On 1/20/17 The river rose 9 feet in 4 hours (2.25 ft/hr), On 1/22/17 the river rose 7.5 ft. in 3/1/2 hrs (2.14 ft./hr). The road in front of Covered bridge will also likely flood at about 21 feet.
Email any station number, in this case 11160500, to email@example.com to get the most recent available values of gage height and discharge.
- Get texts sent to your phone with river levels at a parameter you set: https://water.usgs.gov/wateralert/
For Realtime Data at this station:
Nationwide Fire Incidents, maps and current information
- Reverse 911
The "reverse 911" system calls people in the event of an evacuation need. Land lines in affected areas are automatically registered, cell phones are not. You can register your cell phone number through the Santa Cruz Consolidated Emergency Communications Center at www.sccecc.org There's a link on the home page and its easy.