Santa Ana wind event can be devastating to our county. We have seen wind-driven fires take on a life of their own when a Santa Ana event kicks in during a wildfire. Check out this map for up to the minute Santa Ana Threat Wildfire Index. Click the map for real-time information:
TIP: Be sure to secure all patio furniture, outdoor accessories, grills, holiday decorations, potted plants as well as securing patio ceiling fans (blades which break off in Santa Ana events can cause significant damage to windows, people, animals…etc…). A good soaking of plants will help sustain them during times of low humidity/winds but too much water may loosen root systems and cause trees to be uprooted. Watch for flying debris at all times.