Monterey County, California. (KION-TV)- Hourly, the Salinas River continues to rise.
In Gonzales, people like Jean Salcedo’s friends had already had to seek refuge elsewhere.
“He’s just frustrated because he lives alone and he wanted it to be safe,” Salcido said. “But he was told he had to evacuate, so he had to call her mother and let her know that he was staying with her.”
The place in Chualar should do the same as its friends in Salcido. The site of Chualar Dump Road is now completely submerged in water.
Farther north in Spreckels, people like Rich Ramirez feel less pressure than in those areas.
“We sit down,” Ramirez said. “We have a family that was going to Las Palmas yesterday, but we’re going to stay here.”
Even if they don’t need help, these people want to help whenever possible.
“Take care of each other [Karyna Zaldivar] It’s been done,” Salcido said. “And take care of each other.”
“Come with me,” said Carina Zaldivar of Gonzalez. “Come with me. , should all come together.”
Ramirez also has no problem helping out when needed.
“If you need to help someone, I’m happy to help,” Ramirez said. “But to be honest, I don’t think it’s getting to us.”
To help those in need of resources, Monterey County established the Storm Relief Fund. Contributions to this fund provide emergency assistance and relief through local nonprofits.