CSAC Bulletin Article

Storm Response: CalOES and CalHHS Deploy Emergency Resources

January 5, 2023

California is experiencing a large winter storm with flash flood risks, heavy snow for the Sierra and other mountain ranges, and high wind warnings/advisories remain in effect for much of the state.

CalOES Deployed Resources Across the State:

The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), in coordination with relevant state agencies, the California Association of Counties and the League of California Cities, held a telephone conference on Wednesday to provide key situational updates from our state and federal partners. Critical resources have been prepositioned near burn scar areas in seven counties – Los Angeles, Orange, Contra Costa, Lake, Monterey, Sonoma and El Dorado – as well as five other counties – Marin, Butte and Sacramento, Santa Barbara and Stanislaus – with major flooding concerns. More information can be found on the CalOES website here: https://news.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-prepositions-resources-personnel-across-eight-northern-california-counties-in-advance-of-significant-storm/.

CalHHS Released Emergency Resource Guide:

The California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) released an Emergency Resource Guide. The guide details supports, best practices, and services available to ensure vulnerable populations in California remain safe and connected throughout the weather system, with a focus on those with physical and developmental disabilities, elderly, children, low-income, and unhoused neighbors. To aid these efforts, Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday, January 4, to support local, state, and federal resources in response to the severe winter storms that began at the end of last month.  

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