COUNTY ISSUES FIRE WEATHER WATCH

San Bernardino County has issued a fire weather watch for the weekend. Strong gusty winds from the San Bernardino County mountains are expected; some locations could have sustained winds of 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Winds will increase Saturday morning, peak midday, calm

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PROTECT YOUR HOUSE FROM WILDFIRE

Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some tips on how to protect your home from wildfire…

As the threat of wildfire continues, The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® suggests some critical actions to take before, during, and after wildfires. Be prepared with a disaster safety kit in case evacuation is ordered.

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TIPS FOR JOGGING SAFELY

Many people enjoy jogging or running, but if they’re not careful, they can be victimized by criminals. Runners or joggers are often so preoccupied with their run that they are not paying attention to their surroundings or realize what is happening around them. Reporter Eric Knabe offers the following personal

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PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM FIRE WITH DEFENSIBLE SPACE

Although we’re enjoying cooler fall weather, southern California and the West are still threatened by extreme fire danger. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help by creating a defensible space… To better protect your home from wildfires, remove all dead plants, grass, leaves, and pine needles from your yard and

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HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers these safety tips…

Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN SWINDLED OUT OF ALMOST $3,000.00 IN BABY SITTER SCAM

In a new twist on an old con, a woman in Twentynine Palms found herself swindled out of $2,860 from a long-distance perpetrator. According to Sheriff’s records, the victim told deputies she had supposedly been hired for babysitting work by a man who claimed to be moving from New York

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs…

Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of

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EARTHQUAKES, IT’S NOT AN IF, IT’S A WHEN… HOW TO STAY SAFE

The recent earthquakes in Mexico and tremblers in California remind us it’s only a matter of time before the Morongo Basin has another big earthquake. Managing editor Tami Roleff has these tips on how to stay safe during a quake… If you are indoors, duck or drop down to the

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CHP TELLS US HOW TO DRIVE SAFELY AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles… Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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DRIVE SAFELY AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles…

Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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MONSOON SEASON IS HERE, SOME SAFETY TIPS

The Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings here on Z107.7. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a flood warning means

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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENT’S” SCAM

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash. A woman in Morongo Valley received a call recently in which the caller claimed to be

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READY SB COUNTY PHONE APP TO HELP RESIDENTS DURING EMERGENCIES

The state of California and San Bernardino County have set up websites and apps to help residents in case of natural disasters and emergencies. The California Office of Emergency Services, CALoes.ca.gov, has tips for individuals, families, businesses, schools and teachers, on how to prepare. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information

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MONSOON SEASON IS HERE, SOME SAFETY TIPS

The Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings here on Z107.7. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a flood warning means

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RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

Many people will be taking advantage of the long holiday weekend by riding their off-road vehicles in the desert. Reporter Sara Snyder says to ride responsibly…

This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and

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CHP REMINDS TO PREP YOU VEHICLE BEFORE HITTING THE ROAD

Now that Labor Day weekend is here, many people will be taking a road trip this weekend. CHP Officer Joan Griffin says with a little planning and preparation, you can reduce the risk of a tragedy while you are behind the wheel…

Before any travel, check your vehicle’s radiator system.

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AVOID GETTING BIT BY SNAKES

California has eight different species of rattlesnakes, seven of which are found in southern California. Rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked, but if you give them space, they will retreat. Edica Gonzalez offers these tips on what to do if you are bitten by a snake…

Most snake bites

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED FOR MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Sunday through Thursday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach 105 in Yucca Valley to 113 degrees in Twentynine Palms. Heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be likely for people who spend a

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TIPS TO AVOID GETTING LOST IN THE DESERT

Every year, first responders are called in to rescue people who become lost while hiking in the desert. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid getting lost in the desert—or anywhere else…

It’s not uncommon for people to become lost or turned around in Joshua Tree

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A REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOLS AND DRIVER SAFETY

According to the National Safe Routes to School program, more children are struck by cars near schools than at any other location. With Morongo Basin schools opening today, drivers must exercise more caution than ever in or near school zones. Reporter Mike Lipsitz reminds us of safe driver practices in

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