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KCFD issues storm tips, locations to pickup sandbags

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The Kern County Fire Department issued safety tips Friday in advance of heavy rainfall anticipated Saturday.

  • Remember the phrase, "Turn around, don't drown" if you must travel. 
  • Do not drive through standing water.
  • Sign up for emergency notifications at readykern.com.
  • Prepare for potential power outages.
  • Keep non-perishable food, water, blankets and a flashlight in homes and vehicles.
  • Limit unnecessary travel.
  • Monitor weather updates.