Fall brings change to California, from cooler temperatures, falling leaves, kids going back to school and spending more time outdoors. With these changes, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) would like everyone to be aware and prepared this fall.
Now is the time to make sure our families and our homes are prepared for the upcoming weather changes and holidays both indoors and out. As nights are getting cooler and the leaves are starting to change colors, being prepared can help your family enjoy the fall season.
Tips to Help your Family be Prepared.
- Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries if needed.
- Check the seals on doors and windows, this can help save energy.
- Have fireplaces and chimneys inspected to prevent unwanted fires.
- Never leave burning candles unattended.
- Check and clean your gutters.
- Watch for new roadway hazards and children, especially during school hours.
Tis the season to enjoy pumpkin picking, fall treats, cooler temperatures and back to school. Using the tips above can help remove some of the unwanted stress and allow for more fun as we enter the holiday season. Cal OES is excited to fall into preparedness with you.
Additional fall preparedness:
- 4 safety tips for fall hazards: Small actions can have big impacts | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa.gov)
- Prepare Your Family for Back-to-School Season with Potentially Life-Saving Emergency Planning | Cal OES News
- Summer Leaves, Fall Approaches: Wildfire Threats Remain | Cal OES News
- Fall Colors (ca.gov)