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Advisory: Ventura County Sherrif’s: Information on incoming rainstorm in English and Spanish

Nature of Incident:
Community preparation for significant rainstorm

Location:
Thomas Fire burn area – Western Ventura County

Date & Time:
Jan. 8, 2018

Unit(s) Responsible:
Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura County Public Works, County Chief Executive Office

Narrative:

Monday, January 8, 2018 will usher in the first significant storm for Southern California this season. As the storm has moved closer to the region,

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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch for Monday and Tuesday (January 8 and 9 2018)

Flash Flood Watch
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
335 AM PST Mon Jan 8 2018

…FLASH FLOODING AND MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS POSSIBLE FOR RECENT
BURN AREAS OF SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING…

.The flash flood watch has been expanded to include much of
southeastern Santa Barbara county…all of Ventura County and all
of L.A. county except the Antelope valley…not just the burn
areas.

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VCSD Video Showing Dangers of Flooding, Swift Water and Mudslides now Available

Are you prepared? With disasters across the nation and most recently our fire here, it is important more now than ever to make sure we have planned accordingly.

This week is forecasted to bring the first significant rain of the season to Ventura County. Some weather stations are predicting up to an inch of rain along the coast and up to two inches in the mountains. With the recent Thomas Fire burning away most of the ground cover in the Fillmore,

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Rain in Ojai’s Forecast: Some Important Items to Consider

Recent weather forecasts show a possibility of rain in Ojai as soon as Monday, January 8, 2018. In anticipation of this rain, the City of Ojai would like to take this opportunity to provide some important information to residents:

  • The City is currently working to increase its resiliency to potential landslides. However, we encourage residents to prepare for the possibility of flash floods and landslides. Residents should consider the following before rainy season begins:

 

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Interactive Evacuation Order Map Available Online

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services has created an interactive map containing detailed information on evacuation orders that were issued during the Thomas Fire. This interactive map is available online by visiting www.venturacountyrecovers.org and selecting the Evacuation Area Lookup button. For a direct link, try: http://venturacountyrecovers.org/county-sheriffs-office-emergency-services-interactive-map/

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