The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Orange County Coastal Zone effective Monday, October 15, 2018 at 3:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Sustained winds of 25 MPH with gusts of 30+ MPH are possible along with low humidity levels are creating this Red Flag Warning.
The rain we received over the weekend will mitigate the fire threat conditions early on Monday however, the fuels are predicted to dry quickly due to the Santa Ana winds and 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. Also, click here to register for AlertOC, the City’s mass notification system. 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.