25 July 2012

New Weather Station in Carbon Canyon is Funded

Thanks to the hard work of Olinda Village resident and Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council member Eric Johnson, a grant from Southern California Edison was secured to assist with the purchase and installation of a weather station at the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center in Brea.

The station will allow for the measurement of humidity, temperature, wind, and rainfall so that public agencies, emergency response teams and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration monitor conditions in the Canyon area and have access to the information recorded by the station in real-time through the Internet.

Emergency preparedness, fire prevention and disaster recovery efforts have come a long way in the Canyon since the devastating fires of 1990 and the weather station is another tool that assists in the process.

SCE will present the check to Fire Safe Council members on Friday afternoon at the Discovery Center as the next step in this important landmark for the Canyon.

1 comment:

Canyon Native said...

A big THANK YOU to Eric and all the Fire Safe Council volunteers in the Canyon. Your help has improved both the safety and the feeling of community among Carbon Canyon residents.

Thank you, too, Paul for keeping us informed with your great blog.