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The Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness—TCEP—is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization based in Topanga, California. For over 23 years, we've provided emergency preparedness education and real-time disaster status updates to residents of Topanga, Malibu and surrounding areas.

Topanga Fire Danger Level for Thursday, November 26, 2020
LA County Fire Dept & National Fire Danger Rating System

View guidelines & safe practices. FIRE DANGER LEVEL
Topanga Fire Danger Level for Thursday, November 26, 2020
LA County Fire Dept & National Fire Danger Rating System

View guidelines & safe practices.
Wind Advisory - until November 26 at 7:00PM Wind Advisory
Sustained winds 25 to 39 mph and/or gusts to 57 mph. Issuance is normally site specific. However, winds of this magnitude occurring over an area that frequently experiences such winds

High Wind Warning - until November 27 at 3:00PM High Wind Warning
This product is issued by the National Weather Service when high wind speeds may pose a hazard or is life threatening. The criteria for this warning varies from state to state. In Michigan, the criteria is sustained non-convective (not related to thunderstorms) winds greater than or equal to 40 mph lasting for one hour or longer, or winds greater than or equal to 58 mph for any duration.

Red Flag Warning - until November 27 at 6:00PM Red Flag Warning
A term used by fire-weather forecasters to call attention to limited weather conditions of particular importance that may result in extreme burning conditions. It is issued when it is an on-going event or the fire weather forecaster has a high degree of confidence that Red Flag criteria will occur within 24 hours of issuance. Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:
1) a sustained wind average 15 mph or greater
2) relative humidity less than or equal to 25 percent and
3) a temperature of greater than 75 degrees F.
In some states, dry lightning and unstable air are criteria. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning.

National Weather Service - Local Forecast    NWS Glossary

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Your Personal Wildfire Protection Plan
Download the 2020 update from LA County Fire

Wildfire Evacuation and Shelter Protocols in the COVID-19 Environment
Download an overview of how LA County emergency planners are adjusting wildfire evacuation procedures during the pandemic.
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Download the Topanga Disaster Survival Guide, the bible of emergency prep written by Topangans for Topangans.

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Topanga Tactical Zone Map
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T-CEP Emergency
Notification System ("TENS")
Volunteer Registration Form

This is for Topanga Neighborhood Network Coordinators and Captains Only
If you would like to become a Coordinator or Captain, please email nn@t-cep.org

For general T-CEP volunteers,
please click the orange Volunteer button.
Thank you.

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after a disaster.
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Please note T-CEP does not post daily traffic information or accidents.
It is our mission to focus on natural disasters.
For Road information call 800.427.7623 or visit
CalTrans or
CHP Traffic Incident Information Page or

see the Live Cam views of Topanga Canyon Blvd (courtesy of Froggy's and Topanga Lumber)

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"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  
-Benjamin Franklin

This was actually fire-fighting advice!*  Fires were very dangerous threat to Philadelphians, so Franklin set about trying to remedy the situation. In 1736, he organized Philadelphia's Union Fire Company, the first in the city. Those who suffered fire damage to their homes often suffered irreversible economic loss. So, in 1752, Franklin helped to found the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire. Those with insurance policies were not wiped out financially. The Contributionship is still in business today and is the oldest property insurance company in the country.

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Contact T-CEP:    310-455-3000   info@t-cep.org
P.O. Box 1708    Topanga, CA 90290