Monterey County Office of Emergency Services

Erika Mahoney

Carmel Valley has known wildfire risks: steep terrain, seasonally dry brush and lots of open space. It also has limited evacuation routes.

Erika Mahoney

Even during regular commute times, Monterey County roads get backed up with traffic. So it’s easy to imagine gridlock during an emergency. That’s why the county is working on a regional evacuation plan.