County of Ventura hosts Flood/Mud Preparedness Event and Expo, Dec. 8 in wake of Woolsey and Hill Fires

Experts from Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services and Public Works Agency to discuss regional flood dangers, evacuation strategies for public

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.)— Experts from Ventura County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Public Works Agency (VCPWA) will host a Flood and Mud Preparedness Event and Expo on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon at Oak Park High School’s Pavilion.

The free, public event will share information about how homeowners living below or near fire damaged burn areas, hillsides, creeks and storm drains can keep their family and property safe from potential mud and debris flows. Flood and erosion protection experts will discuss the heightened flood dangers following the Woolsey and Hill fires, evacuation strategies and ongoing efforts being conducted to protect the community, as well as preparedness measures, such as sandbagging, wattles and more.

Event speakers will include: OES Manager Kevin McGowan, City of Thousand Oaks Public Work Agency Director, Jay Spurgin, VCPWA Director Jeff Pratt, VCPWA Watershed Protection District Director Glenn Shephard, VCPWA Hydrologist Scott Holder, VCPWA Geologist Jim O’Tousa and VCPWA Hydrologist Bruce Rindahl.

For more information, visit, or call 805-654-2076.

Event Info:

Who: Open to all Ventura County residents

What: Flood and Mud Preparedness Event and Expo

When: Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Where: Oak Park High School’s Pavilion, 899 Kanan Road, Oak Park, CA 91377

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