Active Events

County of Riverside Emergency Management Department Active Events

The County of Riverside Emergency Operations Center is currently at Management Watch (virtual) in support of the ongoing COVID19 response.

Monsoon weather events

8/1, 9am -- The Emergency Management Department, county agencies, public safety agencies and our partners at the National Weather Service are monitoring weather events for possible impacts to burn scars and areas of concern throughout Riverside County. Please use caution during storms.

  • If you live near a recent burn scar (Cranston, Holy, Apple, El Dorado Snow) please be alert for changing weather and be prepared for evacuations, which can be issued with little to no advance notice.
  • Lightning can be deadly and you should go indoors when there is lightning in the area.
  • Winds can also knock down power lines. Stay away from any downed lines and report them immediately.
  • Just a small amount of running water can knock a person off their feet and as little as six inches of moving water can move a vehicle. Always remember to "turn around, don't drown" when you encounter a flooded roadway. NEVER cross a flooded roadway and NEVER go around a road barrier.
  • Sandbags can be obtained at many hardware stores and from most Riverside County fire stations.

Please be aware of weather forecasts and follow all instructions from public safety officials during weather events.

Roads and/or highways may be closed before and during weather events, with little to no advance warning.

For road closures in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County, please go to: or monitor the Twitter account for the Riverside County Transportation and Land Management Department at @RivCoTrans.

For highway updates, please visit the CalTrans QuickMap website at: or follow their Twitter account @CalTrans8.

Southern California Edison Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)


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 Californi

kMap ( Edison website or call (800) 611-1911.

A map has been created to show information related to PSPS activities in Riverside County (map for illustration-click on map for current impacts). It can be found here.


Maps and names of SCE circuits can be found on the Southern California Edison website, here.

For information on Cooling or Warming Centers in Riverside County, a directory can be found here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

County of Riverside Emergency Management Department is working with our local, state and federal partners to respond to and mitigate Coronavirus impacts to our County. The Department of Public Health is the lead agency for public health matters in Riverside County.

For more information:

Dial 2-1-1 to reach Riverside County Community Connect for answers to basic questions about coronavirus. Please be aware that 2-1-1 is not able to give medical advice.

Burn, Scar, Flood, and Debris Flow Information

Know your risk! Review our Storm Ready page to see if you live in at-risk area, learn about the dangers of debris flows and the safety steps you must take to prepare. 

All residents in burn areas are reminded to be vigilant and prepared to evacuate if public safety officials determine evacuations are necessary. Flooding, mud flows and debris flows can happen at any time.

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.