The National Weather Service and local authorities have warned that heavy rain in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties through Saturday, March 4, 2018 could produce flash floods and mudflows. Locations that are downhill or downstream from areas that burned in 2017 are particularly vulnerable, including the Santa Barbara-Ventura-Fillmore and Santa Clarita-Burbank-Glendale corridors, and Bel Air. For more information:
- A thorough summary at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-santa-barbara-county-storm-20180227-story.html.
- The National Weather Service warning at https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ039&warncounty=CAC083&firewxzone=CAZ239&local_place1=Montecito%20CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=34.4367&lon=-119.631.
- A map of vulnerable areas at https://sbc-gis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=469ab8e3057a4f56aee5e3f080dc7fb1.
Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events. If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know as soon as possible. Contact Eileen Rhodes at 888-268-1539 or ERhodes@nw18.esrd.net, and fill out the form at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298.