Blizzard SNOW Days * Now Rain has arrived * Prepare
for Next Rain!!
Big Bear Lake’ from the Collection of The Late Richard Millener March
March 9 & 10, 2023
Excerpts from San
Bernardino County public notices
The predicted rainfall has arrived in the San Bernardino
Mountains. San Bernardino County crews are monitoring flowing water and are
prepared to ensure it travels where it should unobstructed. There are also
steps blizzard-impacted mountain residents should take as rainfall on snow can
present unique hazards.
The rain could quickly melt much of the snow, creating the threat
of flooding. The rain could also add weight to snow perched on rooftops,
increasing the threat of collapse. Showers could also loosen roof-top snow that
has turned to ice, causing it to slide off in heavy, dangerous sheets.
In addition to the actions recommended in the above graphic,
residents should make sure they are signed up for emergency notifications and
also download the SB Ready app. Residents can do both on the San Bernardino County Fire Protection
limited supply of sandbags is available at County Fire District fire stations
for this storm and the storms to come, but homeowners should not depend on this
supply and ideally should plan to purchase bags from home improvement and
hardware stores. Purchase sandbags early and make them a part of your emergency
supplies so they will be available when you need them.
sandbag information and sandbag locations can be found on San Bernardino County
Fire Department website
to weather and traffic conditions, sandbag resources are available at these
Community Center, 24385 Lake Dr., Crestline, CA 92322
Bernardino County Fire Station #30, 26330 CA-18, Rimforest, CA 92378
locations can be found here: bit.ly/SandbagLocations
more information on storm-related updates, please visit snowinfo.sbcounty.gov or
call (909) 387-3911.
offers reimbursements of up to $500 for snow removal
someone to remove snow from private property can be expensive, especially in
communities that saw up to 10 feet of snowfall.
County is using a portion of the $10 million set aside by the Board of
Supervisors to reimburse residents and businesses up to $500 to help cover what
they've spent on professional snow removal.
are some requirements, including the submission of photos of the completed work.
details in the above flyer.
Snowcats steal the show at County
Fire media event
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District today summoned
the news media and showed off one of the stars of the County's
coordinated blizzard recovery effort - a snowcat all-terrain vehicle.
are one of the few vehicles that can travel in deep snow and are vital emergency
vehicles in our mountain areas when snow and ice conditions don’t allow a
conventional fire/rescue response. A snowcat
(a portmanteau of snow and caterpillar) is an
enclosed-cab, truck-sized, fully tracked vehicle designed to move on snow. San
Bernardino County Fire deploys a large fleet of snowcat vehicles, which are
strategically placed across our snow prone mountain areas.
2014, County Fire snowcats were pivotal in rescuing more than 130 stranded
motorists on Highway 138. Multiple snowcats were able to access, rescue and
transport them to safety. During this year's blizzard emergency, snowcats were
used to rescue residents from their snow-buried homes and bring supplies to
those who chose to stay in their homes.