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RED FLAG CONDITIONS IN MONTECITO - HAVE YOU PREPARED?

By Jackie Jenkins
Oct 13, 2017 at 05:28 PM

The county of Santa Barbara is currently experiencing Red Flag conditions. Predicted gusty north winds peaking at 35 to 45 miles per hour, and very low humidity ranging from 5–15 percent bring critical fire weather conditions to the area through to Saturday at 10:00 AM.  If fire ignition occurs, the potential for rapid-fire spread and extreme fire behavior is very likely, causing imminent threat to life and property.

The Montecito Fire Department has increased staffing for this event to prepare – are you prepared?

HAVE AN EVACUATION PLAN READY: Go to our website: www.montecitofire.com, the “Ready, Set, Go!” program is in the Preparedness section under the Community Outreach tab. This has valuable information on how you can prepare for a Wildland Fire emergency.

REGISTER TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY ALERTS: If you haven’t registered for emergency alerts, please do so at: www.awareandprepare.org. Click on the red icon to register to receive emergency alerts via text, cell or home phone, and email. 

In light of the devastating wildfires all throughout California, we urge you to prepare for an emergency before it strikes.

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