Despite a slight cooling trend, high temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week around California, with triple digits expected in some areas. Typically, the Central Valley is hit the hardest. In fact, the searing heat that hovered in July 2006 was especially brutal as it was blamed for 140 deaths in the state, 45 of those in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. There was a reported spike in emergency room visits by more than 16,000 across the Central Valley during the ten-day period when temperatures were above 100.
So be sure to heed warnings from local and state officials; it could save a life, maybe yours.
Tips to Prevent Heat Related Illness
Never leave infants, children or the frail elderly unattended in a parked car.
Drink plenty of fluids. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
Cal OES is always looking for ways to get our important messages out, to as many people. So that’s why in 2013 we teamed up with FEMA to enlist a couple of celebrities who have their own special way of communicating. Take a look at the video for both a cute and rockin’ ways we got our earthquake preparedness messages out in a campaign called Beat the Quake!
On Feb. 12, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services activated the State Operations Center in Sacramento in support of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway incident. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the incident command team managing Lake Oroville, counties and cities near Lake Oroville and the surrounding area issued evacuation orders for residents later that afternoon.
Below is a list of resources for the Oroville Dam emergency spillway incident. This page will be regularly updated with new resources.
Public Information Line
Oroville Spillway and Butte County Public Information Line: (530) 538-7826
Sutter County Information Lines: (530) 822-7215
Butte County Public Bus Lines
Para-transit to assist disabled residents with evacuation: (530) 342-0221 or (800) 822-8145
Bus pick-up from Public Assembly Site (Church of Nazarene in Oroville): (530) 342-0221 or (800) 822-8145
The town of East Porterville in Tulare County has been one of the communities hardest hit by the drought. Last week, various state, local and community agencies came together at a drought resource fair to offer assistance to residents affected by the drought and dry wells.
Among those at the fair were the California Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board who provided information about plans in the works to help the community. The fair was also attended by programs such as the Household Bottled Water Distribution Program, the Household Potable Water Tank Program, the Toilet Replacement Program and more. The drought resource fair was organized by the Tulare County Community Services Employment Training agency.
TULARE – Summer temperatures are already being felt throughout California, which are intensifying the effects of the ongoing, historic drought. Today, the Governor’s Interagency Drought Task Force met with local government officials from the Southern Central Valley to hear first-hand how the drought has affected their cities and counties.Tulare, Fresno, Kings and Kern County government officials, water managers, agricultural commissioners and local tribe leaders gathered at the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner’s … continue reading »
Almost seven years after Hurricane Katrina nearly overpowered the entire Gulf Coast region, Tropical Storm Isaac made landfall late last night as it passed the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana. To respond to the storm, the California Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have deployed seven highly trained Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) personnel from California US&R Task Forces.