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Emergency Alert System Radio Stations
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) includes every radio and TV station as well as all cable companies in Ventura County. They are networked together to provide emergency related information in times of severe weather or other disaster.
Following are the primary local EAS stations:
- KVEN 1450 AM
- KHAY 100.7 FM
- KMLA 103.7 PM (Spanish)
Evacuation / Shelter-in-Place Definitions
Voluntary Evacuation:Advance measures should be taken to prevent harm and to secure belongings, including livestock, because the fire has been seen in the immediate area (i.e. prepare to leave).
Mandatory Evacuation: The fire has advanced or is in a position relative to a particular area and poses imminent danger to life and property. (i.e. time to leave).
Shelter in Place: When advised to shelter in place, follow these measures:
- Immediately go indoors.
- Shut off heaters and air conditioning.
- Seal doors and windows with duct tape and wet towels.
- If you smell the hazardous material, cover your nose and mouth with a wet cloth.
- Do not call 9-1-1 for information. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies only.
- Listen to news radio stations KVEN 1450 AM, KHAY 100.7 FM or KMLA 103.7 FM (Spanish).
- Wait for an “All Clear” notification from a news radio station or Police or Fire personnel.
Reporting an Emergency
1. To report an emergency, dial 9-1-1 to be connected to an emergency dispatcher. 9-1-1 lines should be utilized anytime you need law enforcement, fire, or medical assistance. If you are unable to call 9-1-1 from your landline phone, try calling from a cellular phone.
2. If you are unable to reach an emergency dispatcher by dialing 9-1-1, call the seven-digit telephone number of the agency you are trying to reach. Please refer to your local telephone directory for a list of the local seven-digit police and fire telephone numbers.
3. If you are unable to use the telephone, please go to your nearest police or fire station to report an emergency. Knowing where your local police and fire stations are located is an excellent way to be prepared for any emergency.