San Bernardino County’s emergency responders have their eyes on a storm expected to reach our communities as soon as Saturday, with rain and possible high-elevation snow forecast into Sunday and perhaps through Monday. The National Weather Service can’t yet predict how intense the rain might be, but significant precipitation is possible.

County Public Works and the Office of Emergency Services are watching the forecasts and will monitor rainfall and snow in real time to determine what action might be necessary.

Equipment has been pre-staged in all Public Works yards throughout the county, ready to be activated as needed. Heading into the storm season, crews removed debris, vegetation, and sediment from basins, channels and storm drains to ensure flood control facilities operate at full capacity, significantly reducing the risk of localized flooding.

County residents are urged to stay current on weather reports and review the county’s Preparedness Starts Here website for information on how to protect your loved ones and property from nature’s wrath. Sandbags are available at local fire stations.

Remember, even a small amount of water across the roadway can be powerful so turn around, don’t drown.

Additional County Update News – January 18, 2024

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