Edhat
npr edvertisers
visitors movie times

Santa Barbara Weather: 80.6°F | Humidity: 59% | Pressure: 29.96in (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: East | Wind Speed: 3.8mph [see map]

Free Newsletter
Advertise
  login  twitter  facebook  RSS 
 
 
login
    15432 Subscribers
      698 Paid (4.5%)
     70 Comments
     48 Commenters
     42232 Page Views
 
 

 
The Winehound
The Winehound
 
Advertise on Edhat
Advertise on Edhat
 
News Events Referrals Deals Classifieds Comments About

Red Flag Warning Text Alerts Available
updated: Jul 07, 2014, 2:22 PM

Source: Santa Barbara County Fire Department

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur soon. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents that a Red Flag Warning is a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures that can create extreme fire behavior. Red Flag Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service usually 24 hours in advance of a Red Flag Event.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management has partnered with local fire officials to create a text messaging system for local residents when a Red Flag Warning is issued in Santa Barbara County. Residents can simply text the word redflag to 888777. By receiving the message from emergency officials, residents in the high fire hazard areas can increase their awareness and vigilance.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents that as a result of the issuance of a Red Flag Warning, citizens should take appropriate precautions that include, but are not limited to the following:

• Report any sign of smoke immediately to your local fire department by calling 911 (if your call 911 from your cell phone, you must know your location).

• Use extreme caution when operating spark or flame producing machinery in hazardous grass or brush areas.

• Have an evacuation plan in place and identify two exit routes from your neighborhood. If you are asked to evacuate by fire or law enforcement officials, do so immediately.

• Report any suspicious persons or vehicles to law enforcement.

For more information about Red Flag Warnings, please visit www.sbcfire.com .

 

Be the first to comment on this article.

# # # #

 

Send this article to a friend
Your Email  
Friend's Email  


[ easy-to-print version of this page ]

 

 

  Home Subscribe FAQ Jobs Contact copyright © 2003-2011  
Edhat, Inc.