Preparing for Winter Storm Winds

Preparing for Winter Storm Winds

Winter weather is coming to California, bringing with it cold temperatures, rain, snow, flooding – and storm winds.    The California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) would like to remind everyone to stay safe during extreme wind events that can happen over the...
STORM SAFETY SEASON: Precipitation on the Horizon 

STORM SAFETY SEASON: Precipitation on the Horizon 

As California faces wet weather in many areas statewide, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to monitor the storm patterns around the clock for potential impacts and is ready to deploy teams as requested.  An active weather...
College Student Emergency Preparedness

College Student Emergency Preparedness

As we enter storm season, it’s important for college students to be prepared in the event of an emergency. College students may live in towns where they are not familiar with available resources or know where to go in the event of a disaster. The California Governor’s...
STORM SEASON SAFETY: Precipitation Preparation

STORM SEASON SAFETY: Precipitation Preparation

As the state faces wet weather in many areas statewide, 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.  A much more active weather pattern, or...
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...
What to do to Prepare Before a Power Outage

What to do to Prepare Before a Power Outage

As we prepare for this storm season, an important step is to ensure you and your household are prepared for any hardships that may result, especially if you lose power. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) encourages all Californians to be...
STORM SEASON SAFETY: Wet Weather Defense

STORM SEASON SAFETY: Wet Weather Defense

While California is celebrated for its beautiful landscapes, it also experiences its fair share of weather-related challenges. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to remind all Californians across the Golden State to be proactive...
Storm Season Safety: Driving During a Storm

Storm Season Safety: Driving During a Storm

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.   Driving can be dangerous in the best of weather conditions. But when snowstorms, mudslides,...
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...
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...
California Mobilizes Ahead of Next Round of Storms, Urges Communities to Prepare 

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...