Cal OES Prepositions Personnel and Resources due to Winter Weather


As a significant winter storm impacts parts of the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is proactively coordinating the prepositioning of flood fighting personnel, resources and materials to be available if needed.

The prepositioned fire resources include:

Los Angeles County:

  • 1 Local Government Dozer
  • 1 Local Government Hand Crew Type 1
  • 1 Local Government Dispatcher

Orange County:

  • 1 Local Government Dozer
  • 1 Local Government Hand Crew Type 2IA

Resources on hand include: 

  • Sandbags (each): 3,706,000
  • Plastic (rolls): 10,051
  • Stakes (each): 345,150
  • Twine (cases): 3,763
  • Buttons (each): 705,603
  • Super Sack (each): 19,950
  • Muscle Wall (each): 3,632
  • 24” Rock (ton): 400,209

Widespread precipitation will mainly be confined to northern and central California through Friday, before spreading into southern California beginning Saturday. Another round of storms is possible for much of next week, bringing additional precipitation to the state.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento warned about difficult travel conditions in the mountains, as well as the possibility of rockslides and mudslides in canyons and steep hillsides with runoff, including mud and some debris, due to prolonged rainfall. River and urban flooding caused by excessive and steady rainfall will be possible across coastal areas.

Click here to see the latest weather updates.

The public is urged to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and reminded to have an emergency plan in place, emergency preparedness kits at home and vehicles full of fuel. Sign-up for emergency alerts, listen to local authorities and warnings, and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

State Operations Center

The State Operations Center (SOC) is operating 24 hours a day in support of Cal OES Regional and county Emergency Operations Centers. The SOC serves as the central point of coordination for resources that will directly assist the areas affected.

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