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Shake Out, Secure Your Space and Enable ShakeReadySD to Prepare for Earthquakes

| 3:13 PM

Some natural disasters like earthquakes are unpredictable and can result in serious injury or worse. Join the 7.1 million Californians who have registered the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:21 a.m.  on 10/21/21 and protect yourself and your family by practicing your response and securing items in your home and workspace. 

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SD Emergency App Users Now Can Have Earthquake Early Warning

| 2:11 PM

The County of San Diego’s SD Emergency app is now equipped with ShakeReadySD, an earthquake early warning system. This will let users know if an earthquake has occurred nearby that is likely to cause shaking within seconds and it will urge them to take protective action such as drop, cover and hold on or another appropriate safety measure.

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Take Precautions, Be Prepared During Red Flag Conditions

| 12:09 PM

Extreme low humidity and forecasted high winds will result in elevated wildfire danger and a red flag warning through Saturday in the San Diego County mountains and inland valleys.

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Take Extra Precautions During Fire Weather Watch, Peak Fire Season

| 11:57 AM

Residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire sources such as power tools and cigarettes due to Santa Ana winds expected to sweep through San Diego County mountains and inland valleys Thursday and Friday. The arrival of the fall’s first Santa Ana is a reminder that it is peak fire season, and the region’s dry brush and grasses could potentially ignite a dangerous wildfire and threaten communities.

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Strong Quake Prompts Earthquake Preparedness Reminders

| 12:19 PM

If you felt some shaking on the Fourth of July, and even if you didn’t personally sense it, you have likely heard it was from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in the Mojave Desert near the town of Ridgecrest. The quake is being called one of the biggest in Southern California in 20 years, could be felt in various counties as far as San Diego County and Nevada, and is continuing to put out aftershocks.