County of Riverside Emergency Management Department Active Events
The County of Riverside Emergency Operations Center is currently activated to Management Watch Status.
A strong winter storm is expected in the area Tuesday, November 26th through Friday, November 29th with the potential for localized floding and snow levers below 3000 feet. Current forecasts are not expected to reach thresholds for significant mud and debris flows in recent burn scar areas but residents are advised to be ready should conditions change. Riverside Sheriff and the Riverside Police Department will be making announcements by helicopter over the Santa Ana River bottom area to alert people living or recreating in the river bottom to move out of the river bottom to higher ground. Homeless outreach teams will also be working to ensure those living in the river bottom are aware of the incoming storm and move to safety. Snow is likely to impact Riverside County mountains as well as the Ortega Highway. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for travel on rain or snow covered roads and highways.
As with any storm, please take caution around waterways and remember when driving to "Turn Around, Don't Drown."
Current County road conditions can be found HERE.
Southern California Edison Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
When there are extreme and potentially dangerous weather conditions, power companies may need to call a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event. During these events, they will proactively turn off power in high fire risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires. The County of Riverside does not control PSPS. For more information on PSPS, please vist the Southern California Edison website at https://www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps or call (800) 611-1911.
A map has been created to show information related to PSPS activities in Riverside County. It can be found here.
Maps and names of SCE curcuits can be found here.
For information on Cooling Centers in Riverside County, a directory can be found here.
Holy and Cranston Burn Areas
HOLY BURN AREA for March 2nd at 7 p.m.: NO EVACUATIONS
CRANSTON BURN AREA for March 2nd at 7 p.m.: NO EVACUATIONS -- ROAD CLOSURES IN PLACE
Road repairs are underway. Check CHP and CalTrans websites and social media (see below) for the latest on mountian road conditions and closures.
Please remain vigilant and take personal responsibility for your safety.
HOLY AND CRANSTON FLOOD AND DEBRIS FLOW INFORMATION
Know your risk! Review our Storm Ready page to see if you live in at-risk area, learn about the dangers of debris flows and the safety steps you must take to prepare.
All residents in burn areas are reminded to be vigilant and prepared to evacuate if public safety officials determine evacuations are necessary. Flooding, mud flows and debris flows can happen at any time.
INFORMATION ON CRANSTON AND HOLY FIRES
Riverside County proclaimed a local emergency because of the Cranston Fire on Wednesday, July 25 and again because of the Holy Fire on Thursday, Aug. 9. The proclamations were then ratified by the Board of Supervisors on July 31 and again on Aug. 16, respectively. The proclamations could help make the county eligible for potential federal and state assistance.
FEMA Fact Sheet:
After the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures
Businesses Impacted by Cranston and Holy Fires:
Riverside County is working closely with Governor Brown’s Office of Emergency Services to survey the economic impact from the recent Cranston and Holy Fires. We are in the preliminary stages of gathering information for business losses, but can’t guarantee it will result in disaster assistance from the Small Business Administration (SBA). We need your assistance in determining the economic impact to the communities. Please complete this form and return to Angie.Johnson@RivCo.org no later than August 28, 2018.
Donations and Available Assistance:
We would like to thank the public for the outpouring of support and generosity for those who are impacted by the Cranston Fire and Holy Fire, and for all the emergency responders who are fighting the fire. Our emergency staff are deployed to the firefighting efforts and are not able to assist with the pick-up and distribution of the provisions and supplies that have been contributed.
We instead ask the community to direct financial contributions to the following trusted nonprofits that are accepting financial donations for those impacted by disasters in the Riverside County area. If you are a resident impacted by either the Cranston Fire or Holy Fire and require assistance, please contact one of the nonprofits listed below.
- United Way Inland Valleys, learn more here. Click here to donate.
- Adventist Community Services, learn more here. Click here to donate.
- American Red Cross, learn more here. Click here to donate.
- Buddhist Tzu Chi, learn more here. Click here to donate.
- FIND Food Bank, learn more here. Click here to donate.
- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, learn more. Click here to donate.
- Team Rubicon, learn more. Click here to donate.
- The Salvation Army, learn more. Click here to donate.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.
- Follow @RivCoReady on Twitter for Riverside County updates.
- Follow @ClevelandNF on Twitter for Holy Fire incident information.
- Follow @RSO on Twitter for law enforcement information.
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