Alisal Post-Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)

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  SPECIAL SAFETY NOTE: Everyone near and downstream from the burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains and increased water runoff. Flash flooding and landslides may occur quickly during heavy rain events-be prepared to take action. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service website: wwwweather.gov/mtr/. Alisal Post-Fire BAER Safety Message Preparing for Rain Events POST-FIRE WATERSHED CONDITIONS—KEY MESSAGES While many wildfires cause minimal damage to the land and pose few threats to the land or people downstream, some fires cause damage that requires special efforts to prevent problems afterwards. Thunderstorms and winter rain events in the coastal mountains can result in high water runoff and flooding. Wildfire increases the potential for flooding, post-fire soil erosion and debris flows that could impact campgrounds, recreational areas, homes, structures, roads, and…

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