Winter Storm Preparedness
Every year we have several winter storms, some of which are severe and can cause extended power outages. Your best bet to weather the storm is to be prepared with flashlights and a battery operated lantern, oil lamps, extra blankets, dry wood, ready-to-eat foods, a manual can opener, and a telephone that doesn't rely on electricity. Minimize travel to avoid trees and mudslides which could block the roadways. During an extended power outage (expected to be longer than 24 hours), the Del Mar Center may be opened as well as Ohlson Ranch House and the Sea Ranch Lodge as shelters. There are emergency generators which provide power, lights, and heat to the kitchen and shelter facilities.