Major evacuations are still in effect in western Los Angeles and eastern Ventura Counties, as the fires there remain active. Wind Advisories and Red Flag Fire Warnings are in effect for Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties. Very low humidity and dangerous Santa Ana winds with gusts up to 70mph are expected through at least November 14, 2018. Any open flame can be blocks away before it blows out, so use extreme caution and call 911 if you encounter fire or downed power lines. Stay in touch with local radio and television coverage, and be alert for bulletins from your local Emergency Response agencies, Fire, and Police Departments.
CMS requires Networks 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 right away.
- In Southern and South-Central California (Network 18), contact Anabel Galindo-Guerrero at 888-268-1539 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and fill out the form at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298.
To reduce future fire danger in your area, see:
- Prepare Your Organization for a Wildfire Playbook, https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1409937019793-e22ea047bb7d748194b5e1cf96f31d9a/prepareathon_playbook_wildfire_final_090414_508.pdf.
- Prepare Your Home for Wildfire Season, https://www.ready.gov/wildfires.