News Story


Ojai - Upcoming Winter Storm
1/5/2018 6:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Upcoming Winter Storm


Thomas Fire Burn Area

Date & Time:


Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office / Ojai Police Department


Are you prepared' With disasters across the nation and most recently our fire here, it is

important more now than ever to make sure we have planned accordingly.

Next week is forecasted to bring the first significant rain of the season to Ventura County. Some

weather stations are predicting up to an inch of rain along the coast and up to two inches in the

mountains. With the recent Thomas Fire burning away most of the ground cover in the Fillmore,

Ojai, Santa Paula and the Ventura foothills, the risk of flooding and mudslides is significant.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has prepared a short video to remind residents of the danger

of flooding, swift water and mudslides. The name of the video is 'Turn Around, Don't Drown'

(Link below). The Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to stay away from fast moving water and

to prepare in the affected areas. If anyone observes an emergency, please call 911 and


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For additional information on preparing, planning and disaster information, please visit the

'Ready Ventura County' website.

Prepared by:

Sgt. Shane Matthews #3127

News Release Date:


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Shane Matthews #3127

Approved by:

Capt. James Fryhoff #2699