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SANTA ANA WILDFIRE THREAT INDEX
Event Description: The fire potential with this Santa Ana event is Marginal. North to northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph will be developing during the evening hours. Wind gusts will exceed 50 mph across the higher elevations. Humidity will be in the 10-20% range. New and existing fires will spread very rapidly within the more wind prone areas.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time. Clean debris away from your house.
MARGINAL
Event Description: The fire potential with this Santa Ana event is Moderate. Northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph can be expected. Wind gusts will exceed 60 mph across the higher elevations. Humidity will be in the 10-15% range. New and existing fires will spread very rapidly within the more wind prone areas.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time. Clean debris away from your house. Charge your cell phone and make sure you have plenty of gas.
MODERATE
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
Event Description: Sundowner winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
Event Description: Santa Ana winds are either not expected, or will not contribute to significant fire activity.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time.
NONE
Event Description: The fire potential with this Santa Ana event is Marginal. North to northeast winds of 15 to 30 mph will be developing. Wind gusts will exceed 50 mph across the higher elevations. Humidity will be in the 10-15% range. New and existing fires will spread very rapidly within the more wind prone areas.

Recomendation: Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is in order. An emergency can happen at any time. Clean debris away from your house.
MARGINAL
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Sat, Dec 16 - Thu, Dec 21
USDA Forest Service and Predictive Services - ABC News
WEATHER ADVISORIES - ISSUED
Wind Advisory - until December 17 at 3:00PM 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

Red Flag Warning - until December 17 at 8:00PM 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


Title: Fire Weather Watch ~ Late Friday, Dec 15, thru Sunday Dec 17, 8:00pm ~ Red Flag Sunday 1a-8pm
Last Updated: December 15th, 2017 7:32 PM
First Posted: December 6th, 2017 7:20 AM
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We are in an unprecedented time frame of extreme fire behavior potential and one of the longest lasting Red Flag Fire Watches/Warning in recorded history for the month of December.  It has been well past 250 days since our last rainfall and Live Fuel Moistures are at levels we normally associate with September, October, parts of November.  In a nutshell, all residents should be vigilant and  monitor their local radio stations, television news stations, social media and visual cues.

In addition to your Topanga Disaster Survival Guide:   https://topangasurvival.wordpress.com/survival-guide/

Review Ready, Set, Go at:   https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/RSG-Booklet.pdf



...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 PM PST SUNDAY 12/17!

The Fire Weather Watch will be in effect  Friday eve thru Sunday Dec 17, 1:00am



I live in a High Fire Zone and No, I Am Not Crazy:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/i-live-in-a-high-risk-fire-zone-and-no-im-not-crazy_us_5a2898dbe4b0b185e5394954


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Updated December 15, 2017:


THOMAS FIRE (Ventura County) - Current as of 12/10/2017 8:38 AM

Acres burned: 252,500

Containment: 35%

Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 972 destroyed, 218 Damaged

Personnel attending: 8,369




CREEK FIRE - Current as of 12/10/17 6:00 AM

Acres burned: 15,619

Containment: 98%

Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 123 destroyed,  81 damaged

Personnel attending: 104




SKIRBALL FIRE - Current as of 12/10/2017

No active Flames

Acres burned: 422

Containment: 100%

Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 6 destroyed,  12 damaged

Personnel attending: 104

FINAL UPDATE!!




LILAC Fire (San Diego) - Current as of 12/10/2017 7:00 AM

Acres burned: 4,100

Containment: 98%

Structures Damaged or Destroyed: 157 destroyed, 64 damaged

Personnel attending: 84



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THIS IS AN EXCELLENT TIME TO REVIEW YOUR NEW TOPANGA DISASTER SURVIVAL GUIDE.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH LA COUNTY'S "READY SET GO!!" PLAN FOR EVACUATION.

REVIEW WHAT YOU WOULD DO  NOW.... WHILE YOU HAVE THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT!!


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Poison Control: (800) 222-1222
LA County Disaster Service Info: 211
Lost Hills Sheriff Station: (818) 878-1808
LA County Fire Station 69 - Topanga (for rattlesnake removal & NON-Emergencies): (310) 455-1766
Department of Public Works (800) 675-HELP (4357)
SCE (Southern California Edison) (800) 655-4555 or go to the SCE Outage Map
Red Flag Warning Info: (310) 456-5783
CHP (California Highway Patrol) (818) 888-0980 or (800) TELL-CHP
Road Information: (800) 427-7623
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Topanga Animal Rescue: (310) 455-7268

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