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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 and selecting the Evacuation Area Lookup button. For a direct link, try:

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Information meetings added for CalRecycle debris removal services, January 22 deadline for Right-of-Entry forms


VENTURA, Calif. – Additional informational meetings have been set for residents affected by the Thomas Fire who are seeking debris removal services from CalRecycle for severely damaged/ or destroyed property. Fire victims are invited to attend whichever meeting is the most convenient as the information presented will be identical at each meeting.


The first meeting in Ventura will be held on Thursday, January 4 at 6pm,

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Thomas Fire Service Centers

Thomas Fire Service Centers (American Red Cross) will be open at Ojai Public Library (111 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai CA 93023), Saturday and Sunday, January 6-7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Red Cross caseworkers will be on hand to help with recovery plans, and in some cases, provide financial assistance for those who quality.

Please bring proof of address, and photo identification is preferred. Services offered include: health referrals, crisis counseling, casework support,

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Resource Available: Sustainable and Fire-Safe Landscapes

SAFE (Sustainable And Fire SafE) Landscapes provides guidelines for creating and maintaining fire-safe, environmentally friendly landscapes in the wildland-urban interface. The project is a collaboration between University of California Cooperative Extension – Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Ventura County Fire Department, the National Park Service, and numerous governmental, non-profit, and business organizations (listed on the inside back cover).

These groups have developed a guidebook,

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