Here are some easy ways to prepare and tips to keep in mind before the next big storm.
Thirty-six years ago, one of the worst natural disasters occurred in the state of Washington. The major volcanic eruption at Mount St. Helens, caused by an earthquake weakening the north face, killed 57 people and reduced hundreds of square miles to wasteland...continue reading.
California es un estado con riesgos de desastre como terremotos, incendios forestales y tormentas – por eso es importante prepararse. Aquí están 10 maneras en que usted y su familia pueden preparar para un desastre...continuar.
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When the temperatures drop, snow and ice can create hazardous driving conditions. Here are resources to help.
Road Conditions. Check current conditions with information from Caltrans.
Winter Driving Tips. Caltrans offers tips for motorists.
Live Traffic Cameras. Get a live look before you get on the road.
Learn what to do before, during and after a flood from Ready.gov.
Do You Know Your Flood Risk? Department of Water Resources explains flood risk and impacts.
Thunderstorms and lightning are dangerous too. Learn about the dangers and how to stay safe.
It can take many years for vegetation to regrow in burn areas. Rain over an extended period creates elevated risks for flash flooding and debris flows. Awareness and preparedness is key.
Learn how to prepare and what to look for. Ready.gov provides information on signs to look for and ways to prepare if you are at risk.
If you live in a burn area, monitor incoming weather and alerts. The National Weather Service is the best source for weather forecasts and warnings.
Freezing temperatures are common during the winter. It can bring slick roads, snow, the need for extra warmth, as well as the risk of frostbite and hypothermia.
Winter Driving Tips. The California Highway Patrol offers winter driving tips for motorists.
Additional Winter Driving Tips from Caltrans. Caltrans offers tips for motorists traveling to or through the mountains this witner.
Learn how to be safe in a snow storm or extreme cold. Ready.gov offers tips on how to handle extreme cold weather.
Strong winds are often associated with tornadoes. Though rare, tornadoes do happen in California.
Power outages are common during a wind storm. Learn what you can do if you find yourself in the middle of a power outage.
Is your disaster kit ready? Ready.gov has all the information on what your kit needs.
Is your car ready for winter? The Bureau of Automotive Repair has tips.
Are you on top of current weather conditions? NWS is the source.
Are you driving safely? The DMV lists Safe Driving Practices.