- Public Safety
- Emergency Preparedness
- Power Outages
Due to weather conditions, power may have to be shut off to electrical circuits in High Fire Risk Areas in Ojai. Southern California Edison (SCE) customers on the potentially affected circuits will be notified to give time to prepare.
Please take some time to get prepared now. There are simple steps residents of the Ojai Valley can begin taking now to be better prepared for a disaster. Following are some tips on how individuals, families, and businesses can be prepared by making a disaster-supply kit, making an emergency communications plan, and staying informed.
Make a Kit
During an emergency, you will probably not have time to shop or search for necessary items. A disaster-supply kit should provide a collection of basic items that household members may need in the event of a disaster. A disaster-supply kit can be used in your home if there is an extended power outage or it could be used if you have to leave your home and go to a shelter.
A basic disaster-supply kit should include at least the following recommended items:
- Water, 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and/or a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Make a Plan
Emergency plans can help to make sure you keep in contact with important family and friends:
- Create and practice a family communications plan in case you are separated during an emergency
- Select a family meeting spot where everyone can go in case you are separated
- Make sure all family members have an emergency contact list.; the contact list should include a friend or family member that lives out of state as it may be easier to make a non-local call after an emergency
- Learn where your city or town's shelter is located and how to get there
Reliable, accurate information is an essential resource before, during, and after an emergency or disaster.
- Visit the Ready Ventura County website for more information about preparing for a disaster, or to register with VCAlert and receive free emergency notifications from local officials
- Visit the VC Emergency website for updates on emergency incidents, and to see current evacuations and road closures
- Learn about potential hazards in your own community
- Follow the City of Ojai and the Ventura County Sheriff OES on Facebook
- Tune into Channel 10 on cable television or AM 1610 for updates
- Visit the FEMA website for preparedness checklists and toolkits
- For the latest information from SCE on forecasted and current PSPS visit the SCE PSPS page
Questions & Concerns
If you have any questions contact the City of Ojai at 805-646-5581.