Fire DepartmentFire DepartmentCity of Laguna Beach
Fire Department

505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0700
Fax: (949) 497-0784

10/8/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 19-024
 
Subject :Red Flag Warning Issued for Coastal Orange County
Contact :Jordan Villwock, Emergency Operations Coordinator    (949) 497-0389
    jvillwock@lagunabeachcity.net

Extreme fire weather conditions continue across Southern California with a dangerous combination of strong winds and extremely low relative humidity. Due to these conditions, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Orange County Coastal Zone which is in effect from 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 10th through 8:00 a.m. on Friday, October 11th. Sustained winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts of 50 MPH are possible along with low humidity levels. An elevated sense of awareness is imperative during extreme weather conditions. 

Laguna Beach residents should take this time to evaluate their preparedness levels. Please refer to the Ready! Set! Go! Program available on the Fire Department website (www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/fire). Register for AlertOC which is the City’s mass notification system by going to www.alertoc.com, make sure you include your cell phone number, text number, and email addresses so we can contact you no matter where you are. In order to ensure you are contacted during a Red Flag Warning, please register with the Nixle Red Flag group by texting “LBRedFlag” to 888-777.

During a Red Flag Warning, parking restrictions are implemented for the Diamond/Crestview Neighborhood. Any vehicles who are parked in marked parking spaces with a “red flag” painted in the center of the asphalt may be cited or towed. When Red Flag Warnings are issued from the National Weather Service this information will be shared on the City’s website, social media accounts, official press release, and through the Red Flag group in Nixle.

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