Red flag warning issued for Southern California counties

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Oct 25, 2012

Santa Ana winds have begun blowing in across the region, toppling trees, knocking out power, and raising concerns about the potential for wildfires. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings for areas from Ventura to San Diego counties through the weekend.

While these warnings signal extreme wildfire conditions that can happen at any time and in any place, homeowners can actually take charge and take immediate action to help safeguard their homes and property from the possible risk of damage from fires in their area. Did you know that the simple mitigation steps you do around your home now can make a big difference in keeping you and your family safer?

Tasks like clearing leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches and decks prevents embers from landing on and igniting your home. Keeping your lawn hydrated and well-maintained also reduces fire intensity.These and other wildfire safety tips can be found in our Firewise tips checklist for homeowners. Download it today!

For additional resources and information about wildfire safety, we encourage you to check out the Firewise website or contact NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division.

Don't wait until it's too late. Now's the time to take action against the threat of wildfire. Learn your role and work together with your neighbors to create a safe environment for you and your families.