Post-fire debris flow community safety meetings scheduled


VENTURA, Calif. – A series of community debris flow safety meetings have been scheduled at locations around the Thomas Fire burn area.


The Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, in cooperation with other city and county agencies, the U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire, has identified 10 zones around the burn area which may be subject to post-fire debris or mud flows. The zones vary depending on their geology, slope and other factors, so residents are encouraged to attend the meeting for their zone.


Each meeting will include in-depth descriptions of the analysis which took place to determine the mud and debris flow risks created by the fire. Speakers will discuss alert and warning notifications; evacuation areas and terminology; and community and personal emergency preparedness. Spanish-language translators and sign language interpreters will be available at all of the meetings.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Fire Station 25

5674 W. Pacific Coast Highway

Ventura, CA

  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Zone 1 – Residents of the North Coast and La Conchita


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Glenn City Elementary School Auditorium

141 S Steckel Dr

Santa Paula, CA

  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Zone 3, 4 & 5 – Residents of the Santa Clara River Valley


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Oak View Community Center

18 Valley Rd

Oak View, CA

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Zone 6 & 9 – Residents in the areas of Upper Ojai, Casitas Pass and  Matilija
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Zone 10 – Residents in the areas of Highway 33 Corridor, Meiners Oaks, Oak View and City of Ojai
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Zone 7 & 8 – Residents in the areas of Casitas Vista, Nye Road and Creek Road


Additional meetings are being considered for residents in the city of Ventura, but no dates have been set. Affected residents should plan on attending one of the scheduled meetings and monitor the Ventura County Recovers website and the website for the City of Ventura for any further updates.


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