Storm Season Safety

Storm Season Safety

 Storm Season Safety As cooler, wetter months bring new interrelated challenges to our state, like floods, wind, power outages, mudslides, deep snow and cold temperatures, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is taking action to protect...
High Surf Advisory for Central Coast Through Monday

High Surf Advisory for Central Coast Through Monday

A High Surf Advisory has been issued along the Central Coast beginning Friday morning until Monday, March 4. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) urges Californians to use caution and follow the below ocean safety tips.   The National...
Snow Season Safety: Snow and High Wind Preparedness

Snow Season Safety: Snow and High Wind Preparedness

As another storm is expected to impact large parts of California starting Thursday, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is mobilizing first responders to help keep residents safe. THE FORECAST: According to the National Weather Service, a...
2024 Storms Recovery Resources

2024 Storms Recovery Resources

 2024 Storms Recovery Resources As recovery efforts continue in San Diego County following the January 2024 Storm, the state continues to proactively work with federal and local partners to support, rebuild and aid in the recovery process. Under the direction of...
Storm Season Safety: During a Snow Storm

Storm Season Safety: During a Snow Storm

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) works with local and state authorities to provide the necessary resources to the residents of California for this storm season. If you need to spend time outdoors: Always have a fully charged...
Storm Season Safety: After a Flood  

Storm Season Safety: After a Flood  

As the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) reacts and responses to the winter weather impacting California, we encourage Californians to be prepared for what follows disasters.  Californians pride themselves on being “ready.” But knowing what...
Be Alert to Fraud After a Disaster

Be Alert to Fraud After a Disaster

As recovery efforts continue in San Diego County following the January 2024 Storm, the state continues to proactively work with its partners to support, rebuild and aid in the recovery process. In particular, those living in San Diego may be eligible for repairs or...
Safety Steps to Keep in Mind Following Winter Winds

Safety Steps to Keep in Mind Following Winter Winds

High wind events can be caused by a variety of factors, including thunderstorms and changes in atmospheric pressure. They can also produce significant damage, like downed trees or power lines and displaced objects that pose a safety risk.    Keep these tips in mind...
Storm Season Safety: Hitting the Road After a Storm

Storm Season Safety: Hitting the Road After a Storm

This series of storms brought major rainfall to many counties across California. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to coordinate with state partners like CHP and Cal Trans to keep all Californians stay safe on the road during...
Storm Season Safety: What to do AFTER a Power Outage?

Storm Season Safety: What to do AFTER a Power Outage?

When inclement weather affects a community, power may be interrupted. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) would like to help you and your household safely navigate the return of power to your home during this storm season.   Check...
Be Alert to Fraud After a Disaster

Surviving the Storm: Beware of Post-Disaster Scams

In light of recent storms, it’s important for Californians to be mindful of potential fraud and scams that too often emerge during disasters. Some people target emergency survivors, trying to rip them off, steal personal information or impersonate government...
Storm Season Safety: What to do AFTER a Severe Storm 

Storm Season Safety: What to do AFTER a Severe Storm 

After this recent series of storms, The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) encourages all Californians to be prepared for what follows disasters. Cal OES also continues to work closely with local and federal partners to help all Californians...
Twisters in California? What you need to Know

Twisters in California? What you need to Know

As winter storms continue throughout California, there is a risk for high winds and even tornados throughout the Northern Central Valley. Although tornados are not common in California, high wind and saturated ground can be a dangerous combination that can lead to...
Storm Season Safety: Planning Your Route

Storm Season Safety: Planning Your Route

This series of storms brought historic rainfall to many counties across California. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to coordinate with state partners like CHP and Cal Trans to keep all Californians stay safe on the road...
What to Expect During Winter Storm Winds 

What to Expect During Winter Storm Winds 

Strong winds, heavy rainfall and widespread power outages can happen in the hours after a storm starts and in California, where extreme weather events are common, wind can be a silent instigator of disasters.     The National Weather Service (NWS) issues a high wind...
Storm Season Safety: Driving During a Storm

Storm Season Safety: Driving During a Storm

As the state faces more wet weather in many areas, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) encourages all California drivers to make sure they are storm ready.   Driving can be challenging in the best of weather conditions. But when...
Storm Season Safety: Know Your Avalanche Risk

Storm Season Safety: Know Your Avalanche Risk

During storm season as California experiences heavy snow, strong wind and other weather impacts, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) wants all Californians to stay safe from an avalanche emergency.  An avalanche is when a large amount of...
Storm Season Safety: Before a Power Outage

Storm Season Safety: Before a Power Outage

When inclement weather affects a community, power may be interrupted. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) reminds all Californians to be safe when without power during this storm season.  Unplug Appliances  When power is restored during an...
Local Assistance Centers Open in Los Angeles County

Local Assistance Centers Open in Los Angeles County

In partnership with Los Angeles County, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has opened a Local Assistance Centers (LAC) in Panorama and Los Angeles Cities. LACs are activated following disasters to support survivors and businesses...
Storm Season Safety: During Sustained Heavy Rainfall 

Storm Season Safety: During Sustained Heavy Rainfall 

As weather patterns threaten to bring increased rainfall and potential flooding to California, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) wants to remind all residents and communities that it is essential to stay safe during increased rainfall....
Online Consumer Safety Tips

Online Consumer Safety Tips

As California’s Homeland Security Agency, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) wants to encourage all Californians to remain vigilant when sharing confidential personal information online. Personal information includes, but is not limited, your name,...
Building Earthquake Resiliency

Building Earthquake Resiliency

Recently, California communities across the state have been experiencing earthquakes, which is a good reminder for everyone to be prepared when shaking starts. In just the past few weeks, Californians have experienced a handful of earthquakes in El Centro, Malibu,...
Storm Season Safety Mosquito Safety

Storm Season Safety Mosquito Safety

Most recently, Southern California has seen widespread rainfall amounts of 3-6 inches, with local amounts of 7-14 inches. As a result of the rain and flooding, Southern California now has free-standing water, which could create a dangerous breeding ground for...
Storm Season Safety:  Mold Prevention and Safety 

Storm Season Safety:  Mold Prevention and Safety 

Most recently, Southern California has seen widespread rainfall amounts of 3-6 inches, with local amounts of 7-14 inches.   Although mold is common it can be found in places that have experienced extreme amounts of water and flooding.    Following the significant...
Storm Season Safety: Returning Home After a Flood

Storm Season Safety: Returning Home After a Flood

As a result of mudslides and debris flows from the recent storms, California continues to see lingering major impacts, like muck, mud and other debris. Once your local authorities have declared it safe to return home, it’s crucial to prioritize safety and take...