This week Oakland USAR TF 4 has returned from their OES WR deployment. The team was deployed for the past 2 weeks in Monterey County and directly assisted the community of Pajaro conducting numerous rescues by residents who were quickly overcome by flood waters. Welcome home🇺🇸4
Update: The OES Water Rescue Team has had a busy week in the Monterey County area working in the Pajaro and Watsonville areas providing service. They are currently pre-positioned in Monterey. As flood waters reside in the area they are likely to move to other areas of the state.2
Mandatory Evacuation orders issued for the Community of #Pajaro due to a #LeveeBreak. Please heed evac warnings/orders. Pajaro River levee broke early this morning resulting in active flooding. #Evacuate if told. #TurnAroundDontDrown @Cal_OES @CaltransHQ @CAgovernor
Overnight TF4 FF’s worked in the City of Pajaro, CA. (East of Watsonville) The city's Levee broke around 2 am. The team has been working together with the community rescuing people via boats and providing resources.
Today OES deployed a mission ready package made of of 16 members from Oakland CATF-4.
The team responded to Hollister, for a report of 4 people trapped on their roof top from rushing flood water. CATF-4 escorted 20 adults, some elderly, and 5 dogs to safety.