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L.A. County emergency management on high alert for strong, high-speed winds

The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management said it will be on high alert in anticipation of strong, high-speed winds and fire weather conditions, which are expected to impact the county later today and continue through Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service is predicting dry weather coupled with extreme winds, with peak gusts of possibly up to 75 miles per hour affecting portions of Los Angeles County.

As a result, power outages and wildfires could strike, making it critical for community members to be aware and prepared, officials said.

“The emergency management community in L.A. County, at large, will be on high alert tonight,” said Kevin McGowan, Director of Los Angeles County’s Office of Emergency Management. “Our emergency response officials are world-class and will stand ready to defend lives and property.

“We need collaboration from all residents who live in L.A. County to stay safe as a region,” McGowan said. “We must all do our part by staying informed and being ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice, especially if you live in canyon, mountain or foothill communities.”

This story will be updated.


Source: Orange County Register

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