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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION KIOSK FOR RED FLAG WARNING AND POTENTIAL PSPS

By Jackie Jenkins
Oct 18, 2019 at 09:23 PM

The National Weather Service has declared a Red Flag Warning this evening from 6:00 p.m. through Sunday October 20, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Predicted gusty north winds, and very low humidity bring critical fire weather conditions to the area.  If fire ignition occurs, the potential for rapid-fire spread and extreme fire behavior is very likely. Montecito Fire has increased staffing levels for the Red Flag Warning.

SCE has notified residents in the Montecito and Carpinteria mountain areas of a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff that could impact parts of the district during this weather event.

MERRAG team members are staffing an emergency preparedness information kiosk at the Upper Village Green on East Valley Rd. today, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a,m. to 4:00 p.m.,  to assist the community with understanding how to prepare for and react to the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff and the Red Flag Warning of potential critical fire weather.

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

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.

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