Pajaro Levee Break Incident Resource Page (archived)

Pajaro Levee Breach

Page Last Updated: March 11, 2023


Average Number of Persons per Household:
Monterey County: 3.24         Santa Cruz County: 2.69          State average: 2.92

Monterey County Percent of Persons:
Under 5 Years: 6.6%      Under 18 Years: 25.9%     Over 65 Years: 14.5%

Santa Cruz County Percent of Persons:
Under 5 Years: 4.4%      Under 18 Years: 18.6%     Over 65 Years: 18.3%

Owner-occupied housing unit rate:
Monterey County: 51.7%       Santa Cruz County: 60.5%        State average: 55.5%

Data from US Census Bureau (2022 data)
Note – unless otherwise noted, these are county demographics and local conditions may differ some.

Power & Gas Monterey County and Santa Cruz County Outage List- This site provides aggregates live power outage data, though may not include some of the smaller local utilities.

PG&E Outage Map


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National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Warning – A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.

Advisory – Highlights special weather conditions that are less serious than a warning. They are for events that may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

Watch – A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.

These definitions are from the National Weather Service Glossary.

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