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County of Riverside Active Events

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



FEBRUARY STORMS/ATMOSPHERIC RIVER

Riverside County is monitoring incoming storms.

We have sent Wireless Emergency Alerts to the Santa Ana, San Jacinto and Whitewater river areas encouraging anyone in these areas avoid the riverbottom and flood channels leading to the river. Increased water flow can be dangerous and life threatening.

We continue to encourage all residents and businesses to prepare in advance of a storm. Below are Simple steps that will help you prepare. There are additional tips here.

  • Have an emergency plan for your household and practice your plan with your family. Have a Plan
  • Build a Kit
  • Create a family communication plan (download a plan here).
  • Prepare an evacuation plan
  • Keep important documents in a safe place
  • Place filled sandbags in front of areas where water may get into your home (sandbags are available from most local fire station)
  • Keep trees and branches trimmed near your house
  • Clear drains, clean up debris and any loose items outside your home
  • Monitor National Weather Service, your local news sources and local public safety agencies for the latest updates
  • Sign up for emergency alerts at https://RivCoReady.org/Alert-RivCo
Sandbags are available at most fire stations. Sand is available at a limited number of locations. Visit https://rivcoready.org/disaster-preparedness/have-plan/flooding/find-sand-and-sandbags for more information. 


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.  


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** Check with individual cities for their current information.