The National Weather Service is forecasting rain for Orange County beginning Friday 2/17/17 through Saturday 2/18/17.
The current forecast shows predicted rainfall amounts Friday and Saturday between 3 - 5” for the Orange County area with high winds at times gusting up to 50- 60mph. Peak rainfall amounts will occur from Friday at approximately 4:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Public Information Resources
- Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for
AlertOC as part of their preparations for the storm event at AlertOC.org.
The National Weather Service Turn Around Don’t Drown® campaign
has many resources for public education related to flood safety and drowning prevention.
Call 2-1-1 for resources or visit
- Refrain from entering the vicinity of flood control systems.
general disaster preparedness information
and flood-specific guidance.
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The National Weather Service has issued several emergency
products in anticipation of this event and may issue additional emergency
information products as the storm moves through the area. Residents are
encouraged to visit the National Weather Service San Diego office website
and monitor local news sources for critical weather updates.
The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) has sand and sandbags available at several locations
for residents of unincorporated Orange County and OCFA contract cities.
For more information, visit the OCFA sandbag web page.
Residents are encouraged to follow county agencies and their
local governments on social media, including:
Orange County Sheriff’s Department - @OCSD on Twitter
Orange County Fire Authority - @OCFA_PIO on Twitter
Orange County Public Works - @OCPublicWorks on Twitter
Orange County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Management
Division and the Orange County Emergency Operations Center- @OrangeCountyEOC on
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