During inclement weather conditions, rain along with flash flooding in some areas, pose a tremendous hazard for both people and property throughout areas of Los Angeles County. Whether at home, at work, at school, or in your vehicle, be prepared to deal various types of water related


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Don’t get caught in a mud and debris flow!  Los Angeles County firefighters remind their local residents to be aware of the potential mud and debris flow dangers associated with rainy days.  This is especially true for residents living in post-burn areas of the recent Colby Fire in the San Gabriel Valley foothill areas.  Here’s what to do:

  • Monitor radio and TV news closely for information about weather conditions and flooding in your area.
  • Identify important items to take if your neighborhood is evacuated, such as computers, photos, important documents, medications, and other needed items for your family and pets.
  • Be prepared to leave immediately if an evacuation is ordered.  Have alternate evacuation routes out of your neighborhood.
  • Have an emergency plan that is easy for all family members to understand.
  • Have enough food and water to supply your family for at least a 72-hour period.
  • Always remember to include a radio and flashlight with fresh batteries in your kit.
  • Acquire any needed sandbags and instructional materials at your local Los Angeles County fire station.


With El Niño storms estimated to be their strongest in years, agencies throughout Los Angeles County are already preparing. For the most up-to-date information, visit:
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Follow these safety tips from Los Angeles County Fire Department to prevent injuries and deaths related to heating your home. List of items and safety recommendations:

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends carbon monoxide alarm system to be included near bedrooms and on each floor of your home.
  • Make sure heating equipment is installed properly. Have a trained specialist or your local Gas Company inspector inspect and tune up your heating system each year.
  • Keep portable space heaters at least 3 feet from anything that can burn, including bedding, furniture, and clothing.
  • Always use a space heater that is equipped with automatic shot off when tipped over.

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