Preparing for High Winds


As drought continues throughout Northern California, dry conditions along with severe weather may cause fires, downed powerlines, and destruction of property. With little rain recently, high winds and gusts are a threat when conditions are dry. Stay prepared for high wind events by planning, being aware of your surroundings, and reporting down powerlines/outages. PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) events are unlikely during times in the winter but with our current dry conditions it is always a good idea to stay prepared. Don’t count out wet winter weather yet despite dry conditions, weather events can change. With continuation of planning and preparedness, be sure to use resources below to help.

Prepare Early:

  • Prepare early by fully charging battery powered devices
  • Review the disaster plan in your IPP
  • Contact your Service Coordinator for support

General Resources:

FEMA In-Depth Guide for Personal Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness Guide/Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities