LAFD Issues Red Flag Alert

The office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl received this email alert today from the Los Angeles Fire Department:

The Los Angeles Fire Department has declared a Red Flag Alert for the city ofLos Angeles.  The LAFD is in heightened alert.  In anticipation of extreme fire weather conditions the Los Angeles Fire Department will be pre-deploying resources at 8:00 pm onTuesday, November 1, 2011 into select neighborhood fire stations serving brush areas. 

The specific stations and locations selected for pre-deployment are based on fire experience, area access and fire potential.  A Red Flag Alert is called when the forecasted wind speed is 25 miles per hour or more and the relative humidity is 15% or less.  History has proven that a combination of low relative humidity and strong gusty winds will create explosive fire growth potential.

For this reason, parking restrictions will go into effect as of 8:00 am on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 per Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.72 and will remain in effect until further notice.

***The last time the Los Angeles Fire Department declared a Red Flag Alert was onJanuary 12, 2009.

In an effort to increase public safety, the Fire Department and Department of Transportation will be removing illegally parked vehicles in posted locations within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone. To determine current Red Flag Parking Restrictions within the City please call3-1-1or visit:

Red Flag Alert in effect as of 8 PM  Tuesday, November 1, 2011 until further notice

Parking Restrictions in effect as of 8 AM Wednesday, November 2, 2011 until further notice



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