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.
Critical to Extremely Critical fire weather conditions are forecast across southern California today and Monday. Gusts from 35 to 60 mph are possible across the coasts and valleys, with gusts to 80 mph in the mountains. Strongest winds are expected Monday morning. pic.twitter.com/reyvms8rhu
— NWS Storm Prediction Center (@NWSSPC) October 25, 2020
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