County of Riverside Emergency Management Department Active Events
The County of Riverside Emergency Operations Center is currently activated to Management Watch.
Use caution around Santa Ana River and other waterways and drainages during storms
1/7/2022 at 11:00 a.m.:
When significant rains are expected, the County of Riverside may take additional steps to alert those in waterways of possible dangers, including outreach to areas where people are known to congregate, public announcements from vehicles and/or aircraft and/or Wireless Emergency Alerts (alerts sent to cell phones within a specified area such as the Santa Ana river basin as shown below).
While driving, please remember as little as six inches of flowing water can move a vehicle. Though water may look somewhat harmless, flowing water can also damage the roadway and that damage may be impossible to see. Remember, Turn Around, Don't Drown.
Apple/ElDorado Burn Scar (San Gorgonio Pass area)
1/7/2022 at 11:00 a.m.:
Riverside County agencies continue to monitor incoming storms. When forecasts show rainfall amounts above thresholds that could cause significant mud and debris flows public safety officials may issue evacuations. Even when evacuations have not been issued, there may still be significant amounts of water moving through drainages and channels, some which pass through low water crossings on roads.
For local road closures, please click here.
Sandbags are available from many local fire stations. Click on the image below for sandbag locations.
Residents in and around the burn areas should remain vigilent and be prepared for possible evacuations with little to no warning. Stay informed on weather forecasts and ensure you, your family, friends and neighbors are ready for future weather events.
Sign up for Alert RivCo to ensure you receive notifications from public safety officials about evacuations. Click here for information on Alert RivCo and to enroll.
- For information on evacuations in San Bernardino County areas of the Apple and El Dorado burn scars, click here.
- If you live in San Bernardino County and would like to receive emergency notifications, you can enroll in TENS here.
For information on preparing for mud and debris flows, please go to RivCoReady.org/StormReady
Click on map below for current evacuation information.
For information on Cool or Warm Centers in Riverside County, a directory can be found here.
Southern California Edison Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
UPDATED 12/13 at 12:30 p.m.
When there are extreme and potentially dangerous weather conditions, power companies may need to call a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event. During these events, they will proactively turn off power in high fire risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires. The County of Riverside does not control PSPS. For more information on PSPS, please visit the Southern California Edison website at https://www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps or call (800) 611-1911.
Maps and names of SCE circuits can be found on the Southern California Edison website, here.
Click on the map image below to go to a website showing current PSPS status. There you will also be able to enter your address to determine if it is within an impacted area. (Map image may not reflect current status--click link to go to updated map for current status).
Power outage tips:
- Avoid using candles or open flame for lighting
- Generators should be kept outside of any buildings and never operated indoors
- Refridgerated items may become unsafe after just a short period of time without power. Find food safety tips here.
- When it comes to food safety, remember "When in doubt, throw it out."
- NEVER go near a downed power line or damaged electrical equipment
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.
Get emergency information for your address via phone, mobile phone, email and text by registering for Alert RivCo.
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** Check with individual cities for their current information.