Red Flag, Excessive Heat Warnings and Potential Public Safety Power Shut Off

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Red Flag Warning

Source: Santa Barbara County Fire Department

The National Weather Service has initiated a Red Flag Warning that includes the Santa Barbara County South Coast (zone CAZ239) and mountains (zones CAZ236-252).

Red Flag Warning Duration: 6 pm Monday June 14th through 6 am Wednesday June 16th, 2021.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can create extreme fire behavior.

Winds are predicted to be from the North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Strongest winds will occur during the evening and overnight hours through and below passes along the Santa Ynez range. Relative humidity as low as 10 to 25 percent.

If fire ignition occurs, conditions will be favorable for extreme fire behavior and rapid fire spread, which could threaten life and property.

As a result of the issuance of the Red Flag Warning, citizens should take appropriate precautions. These precautions 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 of 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. Go to ReadyForWildfire.org to learn more.

-Avoid activities such as hiking and other front country trail related activities.

-Report any suspicious persons or vehicles to law enforcement.


Red Flag, Excessive Heat Warnings and Potential Public Safety Power Shut Off

Source: City of Goleta

 

 

The City of Goleta wants to inform the community of several important notifications we received from our allied agencies and ask that residents be vigilant and prepared.  

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for southern Santa Barbara County from Monday evening through late Tuesday night. Expect gusty sundowner winds, hot temperatures, and very dry conditions. Be extremely careful with any source of ignition and stay alert! #CAwx #SoCal #CAfire\

Wind Advisory is in effect till tomorrow morning and an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect Tuesday, 6/15 @ 10 AM until Friday, 6/18 @ 9 PM

Additionally, Southern California Edison (SCE) has notified customers that it is considering a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in many parts of south Santa Barbara County due to an increased risk for wildfires. This outage may begin as soon as late Monday night (June 14), though it may occur earlier or later depending on actual weather conditions. You can go to www.sce.com/psps to see if your address is impacted.  If you live or work in this area, you should make preparations for a possible multiple day power outage. You can also call SCE directly at 800-655-4555 with questions related to this potential outage. Even if you are not currently being considered for a PSPS, if outages were to occur in other areas of Santa Barbara County, there could be residual impacts.  Click here for tips on how to prepare.  

SCE is establishing a Community Resource Center at the Independent Living Resource Center (423 W. Victoria, Santa Barbara) AND the Residence Inn (6350 Hollister Ave, Goleta) for those impacted by power shutoff.  Support is available from noon to 10 PM on June 14th and from 8AM to 10PM on June 15th. Support includes customer resiliency kits and personal protective gear.

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Shasta Guy Jun 14, 2021 10:30 PM
Red Flag, Excessive Heat Warnings and Potential Public Safety Power Shut Off

The weather upped the ante on high winds developing tonight. You might want to take your patio umbrellas down before going to bed. It’s calm now near the Mission, but it might get wild after midnight. Other parts of town may already be windy if anyone has any reports they want to share.

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