Cal OES Prepositions Swift Water Rescue Teams Near Fire Burn Scars in Orange County


With potential for heavy rainfall forecast in the southern part of the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical resources including a swift water rescue team in Orange County.

The prepositioned resources include:

Orange County: Bond/Silverado/Blue Ridge Burn Scars

  • 5 Cal OES Type 3 Engines, 1 Type 2 IA Crew, 1 Local Government Type 2 Dozer,1 Local Government Swift Water Rescue Team,1 Local Government Type 2 Helicopter 1 Local Government Dispatcher

Significant rainfall is expected beginning Monday. The heaviest rainfall is forecast for Tuesday, with flash flooding possible in recent burn scars, per the National Weather Service Los Angeles.

The public is urged to be prepared t 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 aware here.

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