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...
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...
California Mounts All-In Response to February 2024 Storm

California Mounts All-In Response to February 2024 Storm

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) mounted an all-in mission alongside partner agencies to comprise one of the largest-ever statewide prepositioning of resources and support local communities in response to the February 2024 Winter Storm....
STORM SEASON SAFETY: Warming Centers 02.08.2024

STORM SEASON SAFETY: Warming Centers 02.08.2024

As significant winter weather impacted much of California with multiple rounds of rain, heavy snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to coordinate with local government partners to...
Storm Season Safety: Driving After a Storm

Storm Season Safety: Driving After a Storm

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...
Storm Season Safety: Where to Find Sandbags 02.08.24

Storm Season Safety: Where to Find Sandbags 02.08.24

As a series of storms have impacted multiple California communities, lingering effects continue to be seen statewide. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and local partners are coordinating sandbag locations in impacted counties. Cal OES...
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...
STORM SEASON SAFETY: Driving During a Storm 02.07.24

STORM SEASON SAFETY: Driving During a Storm 02.07.24

As the state continues to face lingering showers in many areas, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) encourages all California drivers to make sure they are prepared for wet roads.   Driving can be challenging in the best of weather...
Storm Season Safety: After a Power Outage

Storm Season Safety: After a Power Outage

Following heavy rain and strong winds, many California communities faced power interruptions this week. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to work with our partners as they work to restore power. Cal OES would like to help...
STORM SEASON SAFETY: Warming Centers 02.08.2024

STORM SEASON SAFETY: Warming Centers 02.07.2024

As significant winter weather impacts much of California with multiple rounds of rain, heavy snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is working with local government partners to coordinate any...
Trees Can Still Be Hazardous Following Severe Storms

Trees Can Still Be Hazardous Following Severe Storms

After the latest round of winter storms, California saw strong winds, heavy rain and snow that brought dangerous conditions to many communities and additional dangers still exist. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is highlighting...
Lower elevation snow return to California (Se esperan nevadas en diferentes zonas de California)

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. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORT Periods of showers will continue...
Storm Season Safety Local Assistance Center

Storm Season Safety Local Assistance Center

In partnership with San Diego County, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in San Diego. LACs are activated following disasters to support survivors and businesses suffering disaster-related losses...
Storm Season Safety: Where to Find Sandbags 02.08.24

Storm Season Safety: Where to Find Sandbags 02.06.24

As a series of storms have impacted multiple California communities, lingering effects continue to be seen statewide. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and local partners are coordinating sandbag locations in impacted counties. Cal OES...
Parts of Southern California Brace for More Rain

Parts of Southern California Brace for More Rain

While some parts of Southern California have seen the worst of it, the ongoing Atmospheric River event will continue to produce multiple rounds of heavy rainfall over other areas. Dangerous flooding in urban areas, small streams, and rivers are still possible through...
What Should You Do After a Mudslide or Debris Flow?

What Should You Do After a Mudslide or Debris Flow?

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is geared up to address any potential hazards, such as mudslides, debris flows and other incidents triggered by excessive precipitation.   The Cal OES Watershed and Debris Flow Task Force is actively...