Prevent and Prepare for the Next Wildfire
This past weekend, the sundowner winds returned to the Santa Barbara area with record high temperatures and dry air, reminding us yet again of the importance of remaining vigilant to the dangers of possible wildfires.
California is in the midst of a fire season that fire officials have warned could be the worst the state has seen in 100 years. Although wildfires are a reality of every California summer, low rainfall levels and dry winds could make this season particularly devastating. It's very possible that we could see multiple, simultaneous fires straining firefighting resources this summer.
We have to stay vigilant, and do all we can to prevent fires and be prepared if and when they do happen.
I recently filmed a public service announcement on fire prevention and preparedness at the site of the recent Camarillo Springs Fire with Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen.
I urge you to not only to watch the PSA, but share it with your family and friends on social media. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zn0wrNmJHk
For more information on the steps you can take for increasing the chance of your home surviving a wildfire, go to www.readyforwildfire.org
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Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
State Senator, 19th Senate District