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SCV News | County Residents Urged to Stay Vigilant as Strong Winds, Fire Weather Forecasted

Uploaded :, Thursday, November 25, 2021

According to press release

The Los Angeles County Emergency Management Agency has announced that it will be more vigilant until Friday morning due to possible very strong wind and fire weather conditions affecting most of the county.

The National Weather Service predicts dry weather, coupled with extreme winds affecting parts of Los Angeles County, with gust peaks projected to reach 60 mph. As a result, power outages and wildfires can occur, making it important for residents to be aware and prepared.

Kevin McGowan, Head of Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, said: “The Los Angeles County-wide emergency responders are ready to protect their lives and property, but they also need the help of the entire community to stay safe as a region, especially canyons, mountains, or hills. If you live in a community in the zone, you can play your part by always being informed and ready to evacuate immediately. “

The following safety tips will help county residents prepare themselves, their families, and their homes in case of a power outage or evacuation.

– – Advance planning: Keep your cell phone or other device charged with a ring to receive and listen to emergency alerts at night. Have a flashlight for the whole family and keep it within reach.

– – Prepare for evacuation: Prepare your family, pets and home in advance in case you may have to evacuate. Park your car down the driveway so you don’t have to retreat (to avoid getting stuck behind an electrically powered garage door).

– – Get the latest information: Sign up for an emergency notification system available in the community. Identify which system your local law enforcement agency is using in your neighborhood, workplace, or other location that you and your family frequently visit. Watch local news programs and have a battery-powered radio handy so you can access the news in the event of a power outage.

For preparation tips, please visit: ready.lacounty.govFollow @ReadyLACounty, or dial 2-1-1 to request resources and information.

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