Cal EMA Urges Residents to Prepare for Severe Cold

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:37:49 -0800

MATHER (KRON)--The California Emergency Management Agency is urging residents throughout the state to prepare for extremely cold temperatures expected to hit the region this week. 

The agency said Monday that residents should accelerate their winter weather preparedness efforts in response to a forecast by the National Weather Service for temperatures in the 20s to low 30s and possibly lower later this week. Freeze warnings have been issued for the San Francisco Bay Area and areas in and around Sacramento. 

"According to the National Weather Service, residents in much of Northern California can expect extremely cold temperatures during the next several days," said Cal EMA Acting Secretary Mike Dayton. "As this weather tends to be the norm throughout the winter months, it is critical that Californians recognize the risks associated with freezing temperatures and take necessary steps to prepare if they have yet to do so."

The agency says it continues to closely monitor weather conditions and is prepared to implement Phase II of the state's contigency plan for extreme cold and freeze emergencies if conditions warrant. Residents can find safety tips and information about state response activities at http://www.calema.ca.gov.  


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