King Tides Rolling Back into Southern California this Week

King Tides Rolling Back into Southern California this Week

King tides are expected to roll back into Southern California, bringing high surf, strong rip currents and a threat of moderate coastal flooding in some areas this week. According to the National Ocean Service, a king tide is a non-scientific term people often use to...
Be Prepared for the Next Southern California Earthquake

Be Prepared for the Next Southern California Earthquake

Southern California was rattled by a 4.2 earthquake late Friday morning, which makes this a good time to remind everyone to be prepared before the next one hits. While the earthquake was centered northeast of Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County, news outlets...
Emiten nueva advertencia de alto oleaje.

Emiten nueva advertencia de alto oleaje.

La advertencia de oleaje alto emitida este miércoles 3 de enero en las Islas de Santa Barbara y Catalina, en la costa de Malibú y el condado de Los Ángeles estará en vigor hasta las 9 pm del próximo lunes 8 de enero. El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología de Estados...
2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review

As we turn the page on 2023, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) reflects on another year of helping Californians prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Read on for a recap of the work Cal OES accomplished in communities...
Storm Season Safety: Planning Your Route

Storm Season Safety: Planning Your Route

As winter weather begins to hit California, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) encourages all Californians to make sure they are storm ready.   Unpredictable weather also means road conditions and routes are subject to change as quickly...
High Surf Advisory for Central Coast Through Thursday

High Surf Advisory for Central Coast Through Thursday

A High Surf Advisory has been issued for Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties area beaches until 4 a.m. Thursday. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) urges Californians to use caution and follow the below ocean safety...
Storm Season Safety: Staying Safe and Alert on the Road

Storm Season Safety: Staying Safe and Alert on the Road

This storm season, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) encourages all Californians to make sure they’re prepared to stay safe on the road. Though it’s best to avoid being on the road during extreme weather, sometimes we may be caught off...

Central Valley Preparedness: Re-visiting Lake Tulare

Earlier this year, amidst the aftermath of over a dozen atmospheric rivers, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) was assessing damages and coordinating recovery efforts across the state. Last April, we toured parts of Tulare, Kings, and...
Storm Season Preparations Ongoing Across the State

Storm Season Preparations Ongoing Across the State

As several areas of California face wet weather expected to continue through next week, the state is sharing multilingual resources, deploying a network of community-based organizations through the Listos California campaign, and highlighting other work underway to...
Storm Season Safety: Before a Snow Storm

Storm Season Safety: Before a Snow Storm

BEFORE THE STORM The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) works with local and state authorities to provide resources for Californians to prepare for a storm. If you live in a county that is annually impacted by snowfall, as happened at...
Listos California Launches Readiness Campaign  Ahead of Storm Season

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...
Molten Monitoring: How Cal OES Tracks Local Volcanos

Molten Monitoring: How Cal OES Tracks Local Volcanos

While often overshadowed by the seismic activity associated with fault lines, California is home to several volcanos that demand careful monitoring. The California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) plays a crucial role in keeping a watchful eye on these dormant...
Anything is Paw-sible, When You’re Prepared

Anything is Paw-sible, When You’re Prepared

You may be ready for the next emergency, but did you remember to prep your pet? We usually make emergency preparedness plans for ourselves and our family, but we often times overlook our other important family members…our pets. Preparing your pet before, during and...
High Surf Advisory for Central Coast Through Thursday

High Surf Advisory for Central Coast

A High Surf Advisory has been issued for Central Coast beaches, from San Luis Obispo to Ventura, through Friday morning. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) urges Californians to use caution and follow the below ocean safety tips. What:...
Staying Safe From Indoor Air Pollution This Winter

Staying Safe From Indoor Air Pollution This Winter

As we begin to see colder temperatures and spend more time inside, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) encourages Californians to use the below tips to minimize the risk of indoor air pollution.  Californians may be familiar with days of...
Recovery 101: The California Disaster Assistance Act 

Recovery 101: The California Disaster Assistance Act 

After a disaster strikes, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Recovery Directorate is responsible for managing recovery among state and local partners and providing assistance to Californians and their communities. The California Disaster...
It’s Time to Prep Your Car for Cooler, Winter Weather

It’s Time to Prep Your Car for Cooler, Winter Weather

As the seasons change and Californians prepare for winter weather, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to prepare communities statewide for an especially wet winter.   During heavy rains, roads can become slick, leading to...
Prepare Your Home for the Winter Weather

Prepare Your Home for the Winter Weather

With winter on the horizon, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) would like to remind Californians of important tips for preparing their homes for colder weather. It’s a great idea to begin planning for winter weather now, before it...