The Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness—TCEP—is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization based in Topanga, California. For over 23 years, we've provided emergency preparedness education and real-time disaster status updates to residents of Topanga, Malibu and surrounding areas.
FIRE DANGER LEVEL
Topanga Fire Danger Level for Monday, October 26, 2020
LA County Fire Dept & National Fire Danger Rating System View guidelines & safe practices.WEATHER ADVISORIES - ISSUED High Wind Warning - until October 27 at 12:00PMHigh Wind Warning This product is issued by the National Weather Service when high wind speeds may pose a hazard or is life threatening. The criteria for this warning varies from
state to state. In Michigan, the criteria is sustained non-convective (not related to thunderstorms) winds greater than or equal to 40 mph lasting for one hour or longer, or winds greater
than or equal to 58 mph for any duration. Red Flag Warning - until October 27 at 6:00PMRed Flag Warning A term used by fire-weather forecasters to call attention to limited weather conditions of particular importance that may result in extreme burning conditions. It is issued when it is an on-going event or the fire weather forecaster has a high degree of confidence that Red Flag criteria will occur within 24 hours of issuance. Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met: 1) a sustained wind average 15 mph or greater 2) relative humidity less than or equal to 25 percent and 3) a temperature of greater than 75 degrees F. In some states, dry lightning and unstable air are criteria. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning.
READY! SET! GO!Your Personal Wildfire Protection PlanDownload the 2020 update from LA County Fire
Wildfire Evacuation and Shelter Protocols in the COVID-19 EnvironmentDownload an overview of how LA County emergency planners are adjusting wildfire evacuation procedures during the pandemic.
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Topanga Disaster Survival Guide, the bible of emergency prep written by Topangans for Topangans.
Please note T-CEP does not post daily traffic information or accidents. It is our mission to focus on natural disasters.
For Road information call 800.427.7623 or visit CalTrans
or CHP Traffic Incident
Information Page or see the
Live Cam views of Topanga Canyon Blvd (courtesy of Froggy's and Topanga Lumber)
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