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Aug 27 Community Meting Agenda – 6 pm – School Gym

Cranston Flash Flood Meeting
18:00 – 19:30
Idyllwild School – FINAL

Bruce Barton, Director

  • Event recap and situational update

National Weather Service
Alex Tardy

Local weather patterns (monsoons – difficult predictability, winter weather – higher predictability).

  • Explanation of Flash Flood Watches and Warnings.
  • Details about amounts of rain that may generate a debris flow.
  • Reminder of Turn Around Don’t Drown.

Flood Control
Jason Uhley, Flood Control Director
Daniel Walsh, TLMA/Planning Geologist

Debris flow hazard areas.

  • Private property mitigation actions.
  • Further details about amounts of rain that may generate debris flow
  • Discuss length of time the soil is at risk

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Lt. Zach Hall

  • Details about evacuation plans during weather events.

Jerry Hagen, Emergency Services Coordinator

  • Alerting tools (Alert RivCo)
  • Social media and traditional media
  • Preparedness steps – build a kit, create a plan




Caltrans and Transportation Dept.
Terri Kasinga, Public Information Officer
David Matza, Government and Legislative Affairs Liaison

Patty Romo, Transportation Director

  • Roads and highways preventative measures
  • Roads and highways response measures

RVC Fire
CALFIRE Battalion Chief, Robert Fish

  • Reporting on life safety or imminent property damage concerns.

Idyllwild Fire Protection District
Chief Patrick Reitz

  • Local information

Supervisor Washington’s Office
Brian Tisdale, Sup. Legislative Assistant

Congressman Raul Ruiz’ Office
Lisa Rorick, Director of Constituent Services


Q & A (All)