Southern California High Wind Warning Sunday January 28 2018

Wildfire Safety Tips Courtesy of NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Southern California on Sunday January 28 2018.
The High Wind Warning remains in effect thru Monday January 29 2018 at 4:00pm.

South OC Beaches is expected to have their highest winds of 16mph around 1:00pm Sunday January 28 2018.

Southern California strongest winds will occur late into the afternoon January 28 2018 and then again late into the evening into January 29 2018 morning.

Southern California strongest winds will be in the coastal foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains near the mountain ridge.
Also the winds will be strong in the inland valleys in San Diego County and in the Inland Empire below the Cajon and Banning Passes.

Southern California Winds are expected to be between 30mph to 90mph.

South OC Beaches reminds everyone to please practice safety measures to minimize fire risks during a High Wind Warning.

Ready.Gov WildFires Home Preparation Safety Tips

Create and maintain an area approximately 30’ away from you home that is free of anything that will burn, such as wood piles, dried leaves, newspapers, brush, and other landscaping that can burn.

From 30 feet to 100 feet reduce or replace as much of the most flammable vegetation as possible and prune vegetation, create “fuel breaks,” such as driveways, gravel walkways, and lawns.

Work with neighbors to create spaces up to 200 feet around your homes where vegetation is thinned to remove underbrush and tall trees do not touch each other for continuous canopies.

Regularly clean the roof and gutters.

Connect garden hoses long enough to reach any area of the home and fill garbage cans, tubs, or other large containers with water.

Review your homeowner’s insurance policy and also prepare/update a list of your home’s contents.

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