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  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Sun, Nov 15, 12:36pm
    West Marin

    Home Hardening 1: Prepare Your Home, FIRESafe MARIN board member Steve Quarles & special guest Jack Cohen, Forest Service scientist addressing the vulnerabilities of your home to wildfire & steps to improve the chance your home can survive.  Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6 pm. Join on Facebook live stream or via Zoom here: https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962   ~posted by pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sun, Nov 15, 12:37pm
    West Marin

    PRS free chipping Wed., Nov. 11. Register: https://www.chipperday.com or 415-570-4376. Run by FIRESafeMarin, funded by Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) More info at the link, incldg about what they will take. When you call, leave your name, phone number & address so crews can find it. No pile size limit!  This is special for PRS (the website says there's a limit but not for this event in PRS). ... Please note if you join with a neighbor for one pile, you should register both addresses & explain which address will have the pile out front.  Also, if you have a road behind the house where it will be, ie, not out front, please explain, as crews will be looking for addresses. This really is "curbside;" crews can't walk across yards to reach the pile. Last, please do call the phone number with such additional information and any questions.  ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Mon, Nov 2, 6:49pm
    West Marin

    Indivisible West Marin invites all West Marin residents to a NON-VIOLENT RALLY to protect the results of the 2020 election.  Gather in front of the Wells Fargo Bank and line both sides of Main Street from 4 to 5pm.  Please bring signs that say "Count Every Vote," facemasks and flashlights.   We will be masked and socially distant.  Bring a chair if needed. Go to protecttheresults.com to RSVP and to get more info and updates.We will also rally Friday Nov 6 and beyond if necessary. For local information, contact Harriet Barlow (415-663-8834) or Susan Hayes (415-663-9078). 

     

    Go to protecttheresults.com to RSVP and to get more info and updates.

     

     

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Oct 31, 10:19am
    Emergency

    Olema has been removed from the PSPS list, per this link from Sheriff's Office (Nixle): https://local.nixle.com/alert/8321896/  

    All updates from PG&E re PSPS updates can be found by using the Address function to see if you are a customer the shutoff list:  https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/   

    Community Resources Centers listed via the NIxle Alert are: 

    Stinson Beach: 15 Calle Del Mar (3PM to 10PM)
    Mill Valley: 352 Throckmorton Ave (3PM to 10PM)
    Marin City: 630 Drake Ave (3PM to 10PM)
    San Anselmo: 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd (3PM to 10PM)

    And, per the usual suggestion, please be sure you have enough supplies and food/water ready to get through a power shutoff. For quick reference, the Nixle link provides information about being prepared. Please sign up for nixle (nixle.com) for emails and texts and alertmarin (alertmarin.org) 

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Oct 24, 4:59pm
    Emergency

    Per Marin County (Sat. Oct. 24): At 7:30am this morning, PG&E said it could potentially initiate a planned power shutoff in parts of Marin County between 1pm and 5pm on October 26th, 2019.  PG&E estimated that 86,813 metered locations within Marin would be affected by a possible PSPS. The duration of the shutoff is unknown and will be determined by PG&E. [...] Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is putting into motion its Electrical System De-energization Response Plan. Additionally, it is coordinating with nearby response partners in monitoring the power situation. The Emergency Operations Center will be activated in the event of the Public Safety Power Shutoff. 

    PG&E is monitoring weather patterns and said it will provide updates to customers and the County of Marin as additional information is available.  Residents and businesses can access updated PSPS information from PG&E online at: www.pge.com/pspsupdates

    All questions regarding PSPS events and extended outages should be directed to PG&E via their website and (866) 743-6589. Please only call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a medical or life-threatening emergency (or see a downed line).

    Charge up cell phones and other equipment to last as long as possible. 

    PG&E Updates: https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/

    PGE Weather Awareness: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfir...

    ~posted, Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Oct 31, 10:20am
    Emergency

    Oct. 25-27: PG&E has indicated a PSPS Watch for Sunday Oct. 25 through Tuesday Oct. 27.  To see the status visit: https://www.pge.com/

    Currently, this event could potentially impact many customers all throughout Marin County.  The event has an estimated shutoff time of Sunday afternoon (4-8pm) with an estimated restoration by midnight Tuesday.  Please review the following resources to get ready:

    RESOURCES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR PSPS 

    Food Safety during a power outage: https://www.foodsafety.gov/food-safety-charts/food-safety-during-power-outage?fb...

    For customers who rely on power to operate life-sustaining medical devices or have access and functional needs, additional support may be available. For more information, visit https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfir...

    For translated communications and in-language support during PSPS events, visit https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/public-safety-power-shuttoff/psps-...

    To view city/county level information, visit https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/

    PG&E Safety Partners can view PSPS Event Files including event-specific PDF maps, KMZ and shape files for the areas affected at https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/pg-e-partners/

    To view a general area map of the potential outage area, visit https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outages/  
    To look up addresses that may be affected, visit https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/addresslookup/  

    Get outage tips and a sample emergency plan at https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfir...

    For generator safety tips, visit https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/electrical-safety/electric-generator-safety/ele...

    To learn more about Public Safety Power Shutoffs, including the criteria used to turn off power, visit https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/public-safety-power-shuttoff/learn...

    For a 7-day Public Safety Power Shutoff forecast, visit www.pge.com/pspsweather

      If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous, and report it immediately by calling 911

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Oct 31, 10:22am
    West Marin

    Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking. Please report potential new fires to 911.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area, which is in effect from Monday, Monday,  Oct. 19, 11pm & continuing through the weekend of Oct 24 & 25, so far. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame for strong wind gusts and hot, dry conditions. The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and East Bay counties. Also Fairfax-Bolinas Road closed 7pm tonight through the Warning. 

    The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Erratic gusty outflow winds may result in dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior.  California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CAL FIRE have approved the strategic prepositioning and increased staffing of critical fire resources. 

    The following land-use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.
    •    Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD, and San Rafael Open Space
    •    Mount Vision Rd, Inverness  (National Park Service)
    •    Closure to Fairfax Bolinas Road
    •    All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
    •    Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park - Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard.  All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming. 

    The Mount Tamalpais State Park information number is 415-388-2070.
    The Marin Municipal Water District information number is 415-945-1195.
    The Marin County Fire Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191.

    Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.  
    To register for emergency alerts, visit www.nixle.com & www.alertmarin.org. To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit www.firesafemarin.org(link is external)(link is external).

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Thu, Oct 8, 12:55pm
    Lost & Found

    Sitting in my yard at 25A Forres Way Inverness.

    Doesnt move or respond to my calls

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Tue, Oct 6, 2:31pm
    West Marin

    Coastal Health Alliance Community Flu Clinic

    Dates: Thursdays - October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th and December 3rd

    Time: 11:00 – 12:00

    Location: Coastal Health Alliance Rear Parking Lot Point Reyes Station

    First come first serve

    Free of charge

    ***

    Clínica Comunitaria de Vacunas de Influenza de Coastal Health Alliance

    Fechas: Jueves - 15 de Octubre, 22 de Octubre, 29 de Octubre, 5 de Noviembre y 3 de Diciembre

    Hora: 11:00 - 12:00

    Ubicación: Estacionamiento trasero de Coastal Health Alliance Point Reyes Station

    Se le sirve en orden de llegada

    Gratis

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Oct 10, 2:58pm
    West Marin

    Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking. Please report potential new fires to 911.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area, which is in effect from Thurs. Oct. 1, 1 pm to Fri. Oct. 2, 6 pm. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame for strong wind gusts and hot, dry conditions. The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and East Bay counties. 

    The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Erratic gusty outflow winds may result in dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior.  California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CAL FIRE have approved the strategic prepositioning and increased staffing of critical fire resources. 

    The following land-use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.
    •    Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD, and San Rafael Open Space
    •    Mount Vision Rd, Inverness  (National Park Service)
    •    Closure to Fairfax Bolinas Road
    •    All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
    •    Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park - Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard.  All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming. 

    The Mount Tamalpais State Park information number is 415-388-2070.
    The Marin Municipal Water District information number is 415-945-1195.
    The Marin County Fire Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191.

    Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.  
    To register for emergency alerts, visit www.alertmarin.org(link is external). To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit www.firesafemarin.org(link is external).

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Tue, Sep 29, 10:58pm
    West Marin

    Red Flag Warning In Effect for Marin County. Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking. Please report potential new fires to 911.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area, which is in effect from 9 PM Saturday to 9 pm Monday. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame for strong wind gusts and hot, dry conditions. The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and East Bay counties. 

    The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Erratic gusty outflow winds may result in dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior.  California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CAL FIRE have approved the strategic prepositioning and increased staffing of critical fire resources. 

    The following land-use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Open Space, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.
    •    Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD, and San Rafael Open Space
    •    Mount Vision Rd, Inverness  (National Park Service)
    •    Closure to Fairfax Bolinas Road
    •    All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
    •    Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park - Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard.  All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming. 

    The Mount Tamalpais State Park information number is 415-388-2070.
    The Marin Municipal Water District information number is 415-945-1195.
    The Marin County Fire Information Hotline number is 415-473-7191.

    Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.  
    To register for emergency alerts, visit www.alertmarin.org. To learn more about preparing for wildfire, visit www.firesafemarin.org.

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Tue, Sep 22, 6:58pm
    West Marin

    Point Reyes Station free chipper event run by FIRESafeMarin & funded by the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) is set for Wednesday, Nov. 11. All PRS residents can register their pile at: www.chipperday.com  or call and register at 415 570-4376. When you call, leave your name, phone number & address so crews can be sure to pick your pile. There is no pile size limit!  This is special for PRS (the website says there's a limit but not for this event in PRS). More information on the attached flyer. Sooner you register, you'll be included before a waiting list. ... Please note if you join with a neighbor for one pile, you should register both addresses & explain which address will have the pile out front.  Also, if you have a road behind the house where it will be, ie, not out front, please explain, as crews will be looking for addresses. This really is "curbside;" crews can't walk across yards to reach the pile. Last, please do call the phone number with such additional information and any questions.  ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Mon, Sep 21, 11:16pm
    West Marin

    Reposting: This has, in a nutshell, what FireSafe Marin wants you to know. Bottom of p. 2 lists what to put in your Go-bag. More info: https://www.pointreyesdisastercouncil.org/safety-information  ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Mon, Oct 26, 8:00am
    COVID-19

    Coastal Health Alliance COVID-19 testing on Thursdays from 10:00 am-11:00 am.

    Point Reyes Clinic rear parking lot.

    First Responders, Health Care workers and Essential workers will be prioritized.

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Sep 12, 12:27pm
    West Marin

    Reposting: AlertMarin & Nixle have different ways of reaching you & supplement each other. Register for both. Please continue reading the following explanation. AlertMarin relies on a “geocode," ie, a digital locater, that makes phone calls that may go wider than necessary (simplified explanation). Nixle can send a map and readable information to your computer or Iphone (email or text, depending on which device you use). Thus the overly wide alertmarin evacuation warning phone call during the height of the Woodward Fire was clarified via a nixle simple map and accompanying description. So everyone should be signed up for both alertmarin and nixle. And, yes, some people report some problems with one or the other, so it's essential to sign up for both. If you are not a computer user, keep KWMR tuned in (90.5 PRS, 89.9 Bolinas, 92.3 SGV) 

    AlertMarin: Listed and unlisted/blocked Marin County landline phone numbers are already included in the emergency notification system. Cell phone and VoIP numbers are not included and will require your registration in our Self-Registration Portal. https://www.marinsheriff.org/services/emergency-services/alert-marin(link is external)

    Nixle: https://local.nixle.com/register/(link is external)

    When do we [Sheriff's Office] use Alert Marin?

    When ACTION is needed at a SPECIFIC ADDRESS or NEIGHBORHOOD
    Imminent flooding, wildfires, and evacuations with life safety implications
    During-event information about evacuation routes, shelters, transportation
    Other public safety incidents where lives may be at risk

    When do we {Sheriff's Office] use Nixle?

    When INFORMATION is needed in a ZIP CODE
    Road closures, general updates, issues affecting larger areas
    Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
    Police activity and general public safety information

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

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