While we may feel at the mercy of the forces behind an especially dry season or lack of precipitation, there are discussions to be had where drought and fire are concerned.
Discussions, and, of course, preparation and foresight.
NBC4 will take on those topics as Southern California residents head into the period traditionally known as the year's driest and most susceptible to fire. NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman and meteorologist Crystal Egger will join reporters Tony Shin and Patrick Healy in Riverside to talk about drought conditions and water conservation.
The place: Central Middle School. The date and time: Thursday, July 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
People trained in the topics will be on hand, including the Riverside County Fire Chief and a University of California fire expert, as well as a rep from the Western Municipal Water District.
Creating a fire emergency kit and receiving rebates for conserving water are two of the evening's bullet points.
Fire-readiness literature and giveaways are also on the night's docket.
It's free to attend, but you'll want to reserve your spot for the NBC4 Community Event.