FAL 2019 FIRE Events:
"Monday Morning 10/28/19 Fire update
1) Forest Fire – as of 10:36, 10/27, Contra Costa County, Alhambra Ave and Alhambra Hills Dr, Martinez, more unknown
Contra Costa Fire Department
2) Burris Fire - Mendocino County, Potter Valley Road and Highway 20, east of Calpella 350 Acres 20% Contained
CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit
3) Glen Cove Fire – as of 4:52 am 10/27/2019, Solano County, Glen Cove Pkwy and Lookout Dr, south of Vallejo, Acres unknown Contained unknown
Vallejo City Fire
5) Cypress Complex 1:50 am 10/27/2019, Contra Costa County, East Cypress Rd and Bethel Island Road, Knightsen, CA , Acres unknown Contained unknown
East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
6) Kincaid Fire as of 2:27 pm 10/23/2019, Sonoma County, John Kincade Road and Burned Mountain Road, northeast of Geyserville, 66,231 acres 5% contained
Kincade Fire Evacuation map
Evacuation Centers: Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Rd., Petaluma, CA 94952. Petaluma Veterans Center, 1094 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94952. Large Animal Evacuation site: Santa Rosa Fairgrounds.
Road Closures: For the most up to date road closures
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Kincade Fire Public Information Line
-Anne of Cloondara, DRC"
Announcement from the Disaster Relief Coordinator and West Kingdom Constable,
"COMBINED FIRE AND POWER OUTAGE CONCERNS:
As fires and power outages are happening simultaneously in our kingdom in areas we know we have members and participants, we urge you to be ready for emergency situations.
BE AWARE: Residents in power outage areas are already missing evacuation orders in some spots. Please stay aware of your surroundings and plan multiple escape routes in case you have no power or GPS access. Marking routes on paper maps and putting them in your vehicle now insures they will be there when you need them.
If you are in an immediate evacuation zone please don’t wait to evacuate. Your life is more important than possessions. If you need help evacuating please ask. Many SCA people have trucks capable of pulling trailers for animals for example. That being said, please do not enter areas under evacuation orders if not permitted by emergency service personnel as that can cause additional problems.
If you are in an evacuation warning zone, get ready. This fire is moving rapidly and being ready to evacuate when necessary can save your life.
If you are in an outage zone, and need to use fire for heat or food preparation, please remember to use heightened fire safety precautions. If you are in an outage area and require power for medical devices, please go to an evacuation center or other safe resource location.
As power gets taken down some cell towers stop working. Some cell towers are already powered down and so some people may not have service to receive alerts, notices, or evacuation orders.
Please mark yourself safe in social media apps if you are safe. Please also check in on Kingdom or Principality pages if you are in an affected area and able to. Please check in with people if possible and safe to do so.
FOR HELP OR ASSISTANCE
Please contact D Ann O'Leary the Disaster Relief Coordinator for the West Kingdom via Facebook Messenger if you require help such as needing to find somewhere safe to go, needing help finding someone to assist with trailers for animals, etc...
(Please do not contact me, the West Kingdom Constable, as my power will be cut off shortly as will my internet service.)
Please stay safe, alert, aware, and take care. Our Kingdom is strong and we will weather this round of emergencies as we have before, by coming together and supporting our community.
Christel & D Ann"
IMPORTANT WORDS FROM OUR DISASTER RELIEF COORDINATOR (Fall 2018)
"Please note some terminology: Evacuation does not mean they’ve lost everything. They are just displaced for now. Destroyed homes mean they will need to find a new place but there will eventually be federal assistance plus their insurance will kick in. Red Cross will help with immediate and grant vouchers. That will help while we are in process of gathering funds. It will take a long time and it gets very frustrating dealing with all the red tape so those of us not affected can best serve being a sounding board for them, encouragers and as needed support in ways they will let us know as they know. As we just experienced with the hurricanes back east this year, there will be many assistance programs for people to plug into including employment assistance for those who’ve also lost jobs.
We don’t want to overwhelm those going thru this trauma. Those who’ve lost a lot know we are here for them , but remember to also give them space to grieve. As you know of folks in need or are in need, you can email me to help maintain confidentiality of those involved. That said... I love you all for wanting to help! This is where the West does things best-helping each other during a crisis!
Elizabeth Margarete, West Kingdom DRC"
GENERAL DISASTER RESOURCES
CAMP FIRE SPECIFIC RESOURCES