Cal OES Prepositions Personnel Due to Winter Weather


As a significant weather 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 to be available if needed.

The prepositioned fire resources include:

Los Angeles County:

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

Orange County:

  • 5 OES Type III Engines
  • 1 Local Government Dozer Type II
  • 1 Local Government Helicopter with Rescuers
  • 1 Local Government Hand Crew Type II
  • 1 Local Government Dispatcher

Glenn County:

  • 3 Local Government Type III Engines

Widespread strong wind gusts of 40-60+ miles per hour are expected to linger across Southern California and the Sierra on Thursday. These winds could produce tree damage and power outages.

Periods of rain, with snow in the mountains, foothills, and higher valleys, will spread over much of the state. Periods of lower elevation rain and foothill/mountain snow will continue through late week for many areas and possibly linger on Saturday across Southern California.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento warned about difficult travel conditions in the mountains with near white out conditions at times.

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.

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