Severe Weather Safety Tips

Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat Safety Tips:    Extreme heat conditions are defined as temperatures that are substantially hotter and/or more humid than normal for that time of year and location.       The National Weather Service (NWS) can issue the following heat-related products as conditions warrant: Excessive Heat Outlook: when the potential exists for an excessive heat event in the next […]

Floods

Floods

Safety Tips for Floods: During the rainy season and the summer monsoonal season, floods are a common hazard in Los Angeles County and Kern County. Not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, giving you time to prepare. Others such a flash floods, can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain.

High Winds

High Winds

Safety Tips for High Winds:   Los Angeles and Kern County both see dangerous wind events every year. Gusts up to 70 mph aren’t uncommon in the passes and along foothills. High winds can make driving difficult, cause power outages, damage buildings and vehicles and also cause injuries or even death. Safety is essential before, during and after a high […]

Extreme Cold

Extreme Cold

Extreme Cold Safety Tips: Los Angeles County and Kern County both provide beautiful weather for most of the year. However, every winter both counties are affected by extreme winter weather conditions. To keep safe in the extreme cold, there are some easy things to remember to do:

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