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County of Riverside Active Events

County of Riverside Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is at DUTY OFFICER (normal) status.

Spring Storms

3/20/2023 at 9:00am -- The County of Riverside Emergency Management Department continues to actively monitor a series of Spring storms.

The next storm is forecast to bring the heaviest rainfall Tuesday into Wednesday, with snow levels as low as 4000 feet.

Thresholds are currently forecast to be below those that could cause mud and debris flows in Riverside County burn scars. Residents should always remain weather aware as conditions can change with little to no notice.

Avoid unnecessary travel in areas where snow is likely. Snow play is discouraged until after roadways have been cleared and you should never park in areas not intended for parking or recreation.

Mountain area residents should be vigilant to remove excess snow from structures, as well as to clear walkways and driveways. Anyone experiencing a potentially life-threatening emergency should dial 9-1-1. 

As with many significant storms, power outages are possible. Have a plan for power outages, including keeping your mobile phones charged up, electric vehicles should be charged and gasoline vehicles should be kept with at least half a tank of fuel. NEVER use barbeques or stoves for heating. 

For current highway conditions, visit the CalTrans QuickMap page at: For county road closures, please monitor the County Transportation Road Closure update page here. Remember TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN -- do not attempt to cross flooded roadways.

Everyone is advised to avoid rivers, streams and waterways. Heavy rain upstream could lead to dangerous or deadly water flow. It is not safe to remain and anyone in these waterways should immediately move to higher ground.

For Warm Centers, please visit


If your home or business was damaged or incurred losses during recent storms, please click this link and fill out the form. This form is not an application for assistance nor a guarantee of any benefits. The form is to assist the County Emergency Management Department in determining the extent of damages within the community. This information will be used to help determine if Riverside County qualifies for any State or Federal disaster programs.

There is not currently any declared local, state or federal disaster in Riverside County as a result of recent storms.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has a great resource flier to help keep residents in mountain communities safe during significant snow events. Click here to download it from the NFPA website.

Graphic with text reading: Mountain Communities Storm Preparedness. Prepare now-Before the next storm. Clear snow from roofs, patios, sheds, walkways and driveways. Clear snow from gas, propane and electrical connections. Do grocery shopping before the weather arrives. Prepare for possible power outages. Have plenty of firewood ready and accessible. Plan for water runoff from snow and rain. Check on friends and neighbors. Avoid unnecessary travel during storms


Burn Scar Flood and Debris Flow Information

Know your risk! Review our Storm Ready page to learn about the dangers of mud and debris flows following wildfire 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.

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1

Get emergency information for your address via phone, mobile phone, email and text by registering for Alert RivCo.  

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 visit the Southern California Edison PSPS website or call (800) 611-1911.

Public Safety Power Shutoffs are not an action taken by the County of Riverside, and questions/concerns should be directed to your power utility provider.

A map has been created to show information related to PSPS activities in Riverside County (map for illustration-click on map for current impacts). It can be found here.

The map image below is an example and may not reflect the actual PSPS status. Please click on the link for up-to-date PSPS information.

Maps and names of SCE circuits can be found on the Southern California Edison website, here.

For information on Cooling or Warming Centers in Riverside County, a directory can be found here.

FAIRVIEW FIRE (Hemet-Temecula area)

9/19, 9 am -- A wildland fire In the unincorporated area near Hemet began Monday, September 5th.

For fire recovery information, click here. To request assistance, please complete the following webform, here.

Information Call Center -- Residents looking for general county services can call 2-1-1 for assistance.

9/7/2022 -- LOCAL EMERGENCY Proclaimed for Riverside County in response to Fairview Fire (Click to view proclamation)

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** Check with individual cities for their current information.