Southern California Critical Fire Weather Conditions Saturday January 16 2021

#RedFlag Waring Courtesy of Orange County Fire Authority
#RedFlag Waring Courtesy of Orange County Fire Authority

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in Southern California on Saturday January 16 2021.
The Red Flag warning is issued due to Critical Fire Weather Conditions.
An elevated sense of Fire awareness is imperative during extreme weather conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of Southern California.
Updated at 10:00am(pt) January 16 2021
Offshore winds of 20-30 mph with gusts of 40-45 mph are forecast to increase late this morning across portions of southern California.
With warm temperatures and low humidity in place.
Critical fire weather conditions are expected across the transverse Ranges through this afternoon and evening before winds begin to decrease overnight.

National Weather Service Extreme Red Flag Warning Southern California

#RedFlag Warning and Critical Fire Weather in Southern California Courtesy of NOAA NWS

Community Information Resources

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) Power Outage Map Is Online

Southern California Edison (SCE) Power Outage Map Is Online

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Outage Map is Online

City of Riverside Public Utilities Power Outage Map is Online

Community Emergency Alert Sign Ups

Alert LA County

Alert OC

Alert Ventura County

Alert San Diego

Ready Santa Barbara County

Alert Riverside County

Alert San Bernardino County

Alert Imperial County

Ready Kern County

Alert San Luis Obispo County

Ready! Set! Go! Orange County Community Members Fire Preparedness with OC Fire Authority

Ready! Set! Go! (Fire Preparedness at Laguna Beach Fire Department)

In order to ensure you are contacted during a Red Flag Warning in Laguna Beach please register with the Nixle Red Flag group by texting “LBRedFlag” to 888-777.

Cal Fire Ready For Wildfire Guide is Online

Remember: When immediate evacuation is necessary, follow these steps as soon as possible to get ready to GO!

Review your Evacuation Plan Checklist.

Ensure your Emergency Supply Kit is in your vehicle.

Cover-up to protect against heat and flying embers.
Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, heavy shoes/boots, cap, dry bandanna for face cover, goggles or glasses. 100% cotton is preferable.

Evacuation 6 P’s
People and Pets
Papers, Phone Numbers & Important Documents
Prescriptions, Vitamins & Eyeglasses
Pictures & Irreplaceable Memorabilia
Personal Computers
“Plastic” and Cash

Power Outage Tips Are Online

Power outages may occur before and during the threat of a wildfire or heavy winds.

Learn how to manually open your automatic garage doors or gates—this is extremely important!

Be familiar with your home’s utility boxes (electricity, water and gas).

Keep shoes near your bed in case you need to evacuate during the night.

Build a supply kit —and more than just a First Aid Kit.
Include prescription medications and check the expiration dates.
Include water, a battery-operated radio, flashlights and batteries (or a rechargeable flashlight), coolers or ice chests, and external rechargeable battery packs for your cellphones and include an extra charging cable.
Also keep non-perishable food and a manual can-opener in your kit.

Always keep the gas tank at least half full in your vehicles.

If you have a power generator, be sure you know the safety guidelines of your model, including where to connect it, which electrical cords to use, and what the electrical load rating is.
An improperly installed generator can electrocute you or an electric utility worker.

Keep your cellphone charged.

Keep a supply of bottled water.

Make your safety preparedness plan now and make sure your family knows each step and role they will play during this time.

Don’t forget your pets!
Have an action plan ready for them, too, and know how they will be cared for.

During a Power Outage

If the power goes out, follow these steps:

Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed.

Shut off the gas and other combustibles such as propane tanks.

Stay at least 10 feet away from both overhead power lines and electrical facilities, and never approach or touch overhead power lines or any person or object in contact with the lines.

If wildfire is within your area, keep informed with a battery-powered radio or your cellphones.

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