Cal OES Prepositions Search and Rescue Teams Near Fire Burn Scars in Preparation of Flooding


With potential for heavy rainfall and flooding in the northern part of the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical resources including swift water rescue teams in Sacramento County to respond to any threats near recent burn scar areas.

The prepositioned resources include:

Sacramento County: 

Cal OES Type 1 Swiftwater/Flood Search and Rescue Team, 16 members, (Sacramento City FD)

Cal OES Urban Search and Rescue, Regional Task Force 1, 30 members (Marin County FD)

The public is urged to be prepared and alert for potential flooding and mudslides in areas recently burned by wildfires. A debris flow can take homes off their foundations and carry items such as vegetation, large boulders, and cars. If you live near or downslope of burn areas, you should have a plan to quickly evacuate your community if flash flooding or a mudslide were to happen. Learn more about being flood preparedness here.

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