Mandatory evacuation order – Carmel River, 2/20/17

Monterey County Office of Emergency Services – 3:09 pm

A mandatory evacuation order has been given for residents who may be affected by flooding on the Carmel River.

The Carmel River is expected to hit flood stage beginning at 4 pm today and peak beginning at 8 pm tonight. Those affected are asked to leave as quickly as feasible. Areas that may be impacted by flooding include all low-lying areas adjacent to the entire stem of the river from the Los Padres Dam to Mission Fields.

The Red Cross has established an evacuation center at Carmel Middle School, 4389 Carmel Valley Road. The SPCA of Monterey County will be on hand to assist evacuees with their companion animals, please call the SPCA if you have large animals that need to be removed 831-373-2631.

Call 211 or text 898-211 “windstorm” for additional information.

The River is expected to reach flood stage of 8.5 feet this afternoon and to continue to rise to nearly 10.4 feet by late tonight.

Flood Description:

At 8.5 feet…Low lying homes from Camp Steffani to below Robles del Rio will begin to flood. Old Odello Ranch near Carmel begins to flood. Homes along Paso Hondo and Dampierre Park are subject to flooding.

At 10.0 feet…South side of Highway 1 bridge access becomes inundated and impassable. Many low lying homes threatened along the entire Carmel River. Low lying homes near Camp Steffani experience substantial flooding and homes near Schulte Road in danger of flooding. Homes surrounding the Carmel Lagoon area are in danger of flooding.

At 11.0 feet…Hacienda Carmel residential development levee is threatened. Moderate flooding of golf courses and low lying homes
along the entire Carmel River can be expected. Homes in the Carmel Lagoon area begin to experience moderate flooding.

Robles Del Rio gauge here.

Online Fire scanner can be found here.

Pictures below were taken at 2 pm from Rosie’s Bridge.



3 thoughts on “Mandatory evacuation order – Carmel River, 2/20/17

  1. We still have power @ 3:48, & live 3 houses past Panetta towards the village. The winds smashed a glass top patio table & so far is the only damage. I will never complain considering what others are going thru.

  2. Oh crud, I’ll be in stuck mode until evac order is over. If the power goes out on the west side of the river, we are fugged. Argh!

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