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 02.07.2024

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...
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. 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 02.06.24

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...
STORM SEASON SAFETY: Warming Centers 02.07.2024

STORM SEASON SAFETY: Warming Centers 02.05.2024

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...
Flood After Fire and Secondary Disasters

Flood After Fire and Secondary Disasters

During heavy rain events, stay vigilant in burn scar areas  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...
Storm Season Safety: During a Snow Storm

STORM SEASON SAFETY: Snow Safety

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 during this current storm season.    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORT  According to the...
Storm Season Safety: Where to Find Sandbags 02.06.24

Storm Season Safety: Where to Find Sandbags 02.05.24

As a series of storms impact the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and local partners are coordinating sandbag locations in impacted counties. Cal OES continues to monitor the weather around the clock for possible impacts to...
Storm Season Safety Warming Center 02.04.2024

Storm Season Safety Warming Center 02.04.2024

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...
Storm Season Safety Large Animal Preparedness

Storm Season Safety Large Animal Preparedness

As a series of strong, winter storms continue to bring rain, wind, and continued flooding to many parts of the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is reminding all Californians about the -importance of preparing your entire family –...
Storm Season Safety Evacuation Shelters

Storm Season Safety Evacuation Shelters

Through the California Department of Social Services and local governments, the state is working to ensure Californians impacted by winter storms have access to shelters and other resources. There are currently 4 shelters open across 4 counties. The total census is...
Storm Season Safety: Where to Find Sandbags 02.06.24

Where You Can Find Sandbags in Your County

As a series of storms approaches the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and local partners are coordinating sandbag locations in impacted counties. Cal OES continues to monitor the weather around the clock for possible impacts to...
STORM SEASON SAFETY: Warming Centers 

STORM SEASON SAFETY: Warming Centers 

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...
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....
STORM SEASON SAFETY: Driving During a Storm

STORM SEASON SAFETY: Driving During a Storm

As the state faces 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 snowstorms,...
Power outages preparedness

Power outages preparedness

As the state prepares for another round of winter storms, The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) wants you and your family to be prepared if the power goes out.  BEFORE A POWER OUTAGE  As we prepare for this storm season, an important step is...
Storm Season Safety – Preparing Southern California for the Next Round of Rain

Storm Season Safety Preparing California for a Flood

As the state prepares for around of wet, cold weather, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) would like to remind California communities of the steps they can take now to stay safe before any flooding occurs. There are many types of floods...
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...