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With Rain in the Forecast, Cal OES Pre-Positions Critical Firefighting Resources and Personnel in Southern California

In preparation for rainfall anticipated to impact the area near the Woolsey Fire burn scar in Southern California, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically pre-positioned critical fire resources and personnel in the designated impacted areas.

These resources and personnel are currently staffing up into position and are expected to be in place tonight. The pre-positioned fire resources and emergency personnel include:

Los Angeles County – 3 Local Government Type-6 Fire Engines and 1 Local Government Fire Dozer.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rainfall with a slight chance of thunderstorms and peak rain rates potentially between 0.50” to 0.75” per hour. Rockslides and shallow mud/debris flows are possible in recent burn areas.

The public is urged to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and to avoid outdoor activities that may be dangerous during the rain event. Also, remember to have an emergency plan in place, emergency preparedness kits at home and vehicles full of fuel, sign-up for emergency alerts, listen to authorities and warnings and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

The California State Warning Center, Cal OES Southern Region and Cal OES Fire and Rescue Branch will monitor conditions and be ready for further resource requests as necessary throughout the rain event.

For more information on Cal OES Fire and Rescue, click here.

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Monica Vargas

Monica is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident and 2017 winter storms. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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