Hospitals, Health Systems Urged to Prepare for Major Storms

L.A. Times News Article: California Braces for “Once in a 10 Year Storm”

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services urges preparation and monitoring of local weather service advisories and in anticipation of major storms, prolonged heavy rains and flooding forecasted for Northern and Central California this weekend. Providers should review their severe weather plans as well as the Hospital Incident Command System (HICSi) planning and incident response guides. The California Office of Emergency Services Twitter feed provides information on the storm.   

Related links:

California OES Weekly Weather Threat Briefing

California OES Newsroom Article: Floods of 1997 20 Years Removed, But Effects & Lessons Learned Remain

Caltrans Website

NOAA Flood Related Hazards

NOAA Active Weather Warnings, Watches and Advisories by County

NOAA River Forecast Guidance article: California Will Be Pummeled By Atmospheric River Event This Weekend; Heavy Rain and Snowmelt to Cause Flooding and Landslides