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Riverside County Emergency Operations Center Has Been Activated

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The County of Riverside activated its emergency operations center (EOC) at 3 p.m. today 2/17. The EOC activated to help coordinate the response to anticipated heavy winds and rain in the region this afternoon and evening. Local officials and agencies are ready to respond to any impacts in Riverside County as a result of the storm.

Several locations throughout Riverside County offer free sand and sandbags to residents while quantities last. For a map and list of sandbag distribution locations, visit RivCoReady.org.

Links to road closure information can also be found at RivCoReady.org. Hazardous road conditions in unincorporated areas can be reported at RCTLMA.org. For road reports within cities limits, please contact the cities’ public works department.  Drive with caution and adhere to road closure signs and barricades. Do not attempt to cross roads covered with water, mud, or debris. Turn around, don’t drown! A foot of water is enough to carry a vehicle away. Six inches of moving water is enough to knock a person down.

Residents are asked to register their cell phone and alternate numbers on the County’s Early Warning Notification System. First responders and emergency services personnel will use the system to send out flash-flood warnings, evacuation notices, and other emergency information.

Community members may call 211 for more information. If you do not have an emergency, do not call 911. Follow @RivCoReady on Twitter for current incident information and preparedness tips.

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