Frigid weather warning from Inyo Sheriff


Winter Weather Preparedness

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office has been informed by the National Weather Service that a severe cold front is forecasted in Inyo County for the next 3 to 5 days with temperatures in the teens.  Here are some helpful preparedness tips to help you get winter ready:

  • To reduce the potential for flooding please keep ditches and creeks clean and free from debris.  Sandbags can be obtained at all fire stations.
  • Keep emergency kits in vehicles, which include non-perishable food, water, batteries, battery-powered radio, extra flashlights, necessary medications and adequate clothing and blankets.
  • Be cautious during backcountry activities.
  • If travel is necessary, keep informed of road updates through the California Department of Transportation’s toll-free number, 1(800) 427-7623, or
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors and never use heating devices that are not intended for indoor use.
  • Check plumbing and make sure it is winterized.
  • Make sure pets have adequate shelter.
  • For more great tips on winter weather preparedness visit the FEMA website at

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7 years ago

Inyo County Sheriffs, What about the homeless? Wheres a shelter? Oh that’s what jail is for?
Makes me sick how we all have become accustomed to doing nothing for those who really need a shelter or help.
But Inyo needs (supposedly) a new court house and will probably get it before any homeless shelter is ever built.
How many years have we seen Martin sitting outside in the elements these last few years (independence)?
How long will we ALL continue to look the other way when it is obvious the resources and man power is out there to make the difference?
I’m going to answer my own question here = Because the Law has become focused around crime and punishment, since there is no “job security” in rehabilitation.