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City of Ojai Reminds Residents of the Ojai Valley to Be Prepared for Hazards, Emergencies and Disasters

With the recent fires in Southern California, the City of Ojai would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to be prepared for all hazards, emergencies and disasters. There are simple steps residents of the Ojai Valley can begin taking now to be better prepared for a disaster.

The City of Ojai, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ventura County Fire Protection District have extensive plans in place for a disaster: an Emergency Operations Center,

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Wind Event Update: 10/30/19

For up-to-date information on the Santa Ana wind event, evacuations, shelters, and road closures, visit . The City of Ojai would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to take a minute to register (or update your address if you are already registered) with VC Alert, so that you are able to get direct alerts in the event of an emergency. To do so, please click on the following link:

Para información actualizada sobre el evento de viento de Santa Ana,

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A Message from Ojai Police Chief Fryhoff Regarding the Expected Wind Event on 10/29-10/31 2019

We are preparing for a significant wind event coming for the next two days. The winds will begin this evening (Tuesday, October 29) and are likely to continue through Thursday. As we saw with the Thomas Fire, if we have a fire it will move very quickly. It is also possible we may have power outages, both from the Public Safety Power Shutoff, as well as a possible line down from the wind.

If you have not set aside your important documents and belongings,

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A potentially damaging wind event is forecasted for our area that can elevate fire danger and is likely to necessitate Public safety power shutoffs.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning Tuesday night through Thursday for much of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Potential for strong Santa Ana wind event and widespread critical fire weather conditions. This is considered an extreme red flag warning.

A very strong Santa Ana wind event is likely with northeast winds sustained at 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 50 to 70 mph, widespread and long duration single digit humidities (3-10%) Wednesday through Thursday (including overnight Wednesday).

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Wind Event Update From (English Y Español)

The first of two Santa Ana wind events has reached Ventura County, and will remain active until Monday afternoon. Wind speeds are currently forecast to reach 10 mph – 30 mph, gusting to 50 mph. Due to critical fire conditions, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Ventura County through Monday 6:00pm.

Numerous Southern California Edison circuits are being monitored and/or have been de-energized as part of the Public Safety Power Shutoff program.

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