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  • Alert Status: 
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    Mon, Aug 24, 10:34am
    West Marin

     New important changes in information sources:  https://www.facebook.com/marincountyfire/videos/255911435585170/?__tn__=kCH-R-R&...  hrzgmuUz7IdymGqqS5rVxm3ChoLf2w2r4&__xts__[0]=68.ARCqgK7hkComxHgjcq8YPm1i94gDeyf7vJZRi24Dny4HnzcIBImWHJw70AZplX1rwObn0NL8EcQT4-4MO95_OratiZxZ0LkhZzGWHVw1M293Pn2xdXE0WotiRgVCaNVLALzR04zJeZYIFMD-v1kpj8La_qFQw_idPIRRhZZlge9ym-9OW_7SJWS1PaUiY7vOH_jbDEcF2XHLrcG3rS_hAanqsc78ffmRuSOBHbDwb3hKG4kpRd0glewZlQQjJwwg5387z0kf461I7La2EiMwMfbypAY3YwvxX5lbh1QvMWB6onGRgxf6gF07JV1-R7sEQRzslv03Tz9rxcLkj9jIJYR9QemxjUMxJYXP8V-2R9y6A3Lu42xWfI1RyHjIYE195c5SYveFPNKXrOh03-ub4HPaebvYeeFUwUh-dTahdrvnIMJ1Zj5xSsnaXHwxey2xC0iybXJ8ktsk_krqpQKgYbZXj0456lBqOz5znz6BCKGN

    Every 1/2 hr. info on KWMR radio.

     

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    Sun, Aug 23, 3:01pm
    West Marin

    FREE - Tuesday, Aug 25th 6pm to 7pm - more info at this link:
    https://www.firesafemarin.org/events/seminars-workshops/living-with-fire/webinar...
     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sun, Aug 23, 10:34am
    County of Marin
  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Aug 22, 1:03pm
    Emergency

    Red Flag Warning

    SUNDAY, August 23, 5AM through TUESDAY, August 25, 5PM PDT

    Marin County Fire Chiefs Association

     

    For Immediate Release

     

    August 22, 2020

     

    Red Flag Warning In Effect for Marin County
    Warning in place until Monday Evening.

     

    Marin County, CA -- 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 5 AM Sunday to 5 PM Monday.

    A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame for dry lightning and gusty, erratic outflow winds over existing wildfires.

    The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma counties. 

    The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. The strongest thunderstorms are anticipated to develop Sunday evening through Monday morning. Additional isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms are forecast to develop over land from early Sunday to late Monday. Weaker isolated
    storms are possible off the coast as early as Saturday.

    Lightning will likely spark new fires across the region, including remote areas. Wildfires in remote regions may not become apparent until warmer and drier conditions allow them to grow. Erratic gusty outflow winds may result in dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior. 

    The following land use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.

    Mt. Tam will be under total closure.

    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.

    Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), and Leo Cronin Parking Lot, all Marin Municipal Water District Land is under total closure.
    Point Reyes National Seashore (National Park Service) is under total closure.
    All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands. 

    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. 

    We are aware of heavy smoke conditions throughout Marin County. Please only call 9-1-1 to report a suspected fire (e.g., see active flames), but not to report smoke.

     

    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.

     

     

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    Fri, Aug 21, 4:33pm
    West Marin

    Due to the large number of wildfires & associated evacuations, webinar topic this month will be "Evacuations & Warnings: How to Survive a Wildfire."  Join Todd Lando, Battalion Chief/Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Specialist at Central Marin Fire Department, to learn how to prepare your family, and yourself, to survive and safely evacuate a wildfire. Our originally scheduled webinar "Community Organizing for Fire Preparedness" has been rescheduled for next month. When: August 25, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada).
    Join on Facebook live stream or via zoom here: https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962

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    Fri, Aug 21, 3:51pm
    West Marin

    Quick to review. Is also on, along with other information:  https://www.pointreyesdisastercouncil.org/safety-information

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    Fri, Aug 21, 2:15pm
    Emergency

    Dear Neighbors, 

    Here is a list I made to help us decide what we needed to take in case of wildfire evacuation.  The list also priortizes what we would take if we have the time or the space - but starts with the most important items first.  There are also some reminders of steps to take before you go.

    https://tinyurl.com/ready2go20

    Be safe, be well. - Natasha

  • Alert Status: 
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    Fri, Aug 21, 2:13pm
    West Marin

    See attached info from HALTER: halterproject.org

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    Fri, Aug 21, 12:05pm
    West Marin

    Rerunning Kathy Hartzell's good post below and adding: Sign up for nixle.com (landlines automatically included but you must register cell phones. You will get text or email if you don't get text). And regularly check Marin County Fire twitter and Marin Sheriff twitter:

    https://twitter.com/marincountyfire?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwg...

    https://twitter.com/MarinSheriff?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5...

    https://twitter.com/marincountyfire?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwg...

    We just received AlertMarin.org notification that INVERNESS, INVERNESS PARK and SEAHAVEN and all other areas down to the original Evacuation Warning have been included in the EVACUATION WARNING. Pack your to Go bag. Charge your devices. ETC>. You know the drill.  Do this, then go outside and remove the flammable furniture from around the house (cushions, wooden things, etc.) ....it's all in the literature we've inundated you with for the past 2 years.  BE ALERT.  REGISTER with ALERTMARIN.ORG and be READY.  STAY OFF HIGHWAYS other than to evacuate if at all possible.

     

     

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    Wed, Aug 19, 2:03pm
    West Marin
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    Mon, Aug 17, 3:28pm
    West Marin

    A local resident advises he can make a battery for power outages. Since PGE is making a YETI battery available (copying PGE's rep Alex Porrata's info, below), this might be a backup or used for anyone without a medical need. I can put you in touch with him by forwarding your email to me. Also, you would have to do your own review of quality; whether it would serve your needs; and, if it would be for a medical device, whether the YETI battery offered by PG&E would be better for you. I just want to get the information out to the community.

    "The systems that I design are made for a smaller electrical load [than a one-door, "regular" kitchen fridge]. They are perfect for charging a computer or phone for communication, keeping a medical device charged, running a small electrical device. If someone needed to keep medication cold, I could power a small mini fridge. ... During the last PSPS we had the basic battery backup setup at my house. We were able to keep our internet dish/router powered and our phones changed for five days, so that we could stay updated with news. That basic setup would cost approximately $900-$1000."

    Previous post re PG&E's YETI battery:

    WMCS, Marin Center for Independent Living and PG&E are looking to provide YETI portable batteries to residents who rely on an electrical device for living and will be impacted by the upcoming public safety power shutoffs that PG&E is sure to be scheduling in the near future. The process is incredibly simple and there is no medical proof required or income eligibility to qualify.  Even CPAP breathing machines qualify! The batteries arrived and we’re anxious to spread the word to West Marin residents. [...] I am the WM contact so if anyone wants to hear more about the service or would like me to personally help them fill out the form, I am available to make Covid-19 safe, distant house calls. Here is the link to the super simple application.Public Safety Power Shutoff APPLICATION and a link to the website with more info on the services Marin Center for Independent Living provides. https://www.marincil.org(link is external)

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me [Alex] with any questions. I hope we can secure back up batteries for WM residents who need them. 
    Best, Alex Porrata, PSPSOutreach Coordinator
    alexporrata@me.com(link sends e-mail)
    C. 415 300 6401 H. 415 669 9739

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
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    Sat, Aug 15, 2:44pm
    West Marin

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Entire Bay Area for predicted lighting, which is in effect from 11 PM this evening (Saturday) to 11 AM Sunday. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame.

    Thunderstorms are forecast to develop over the South Bay and Santa Cruz region before midnight and then spread northward overnight. Not all locations will see thunderstorms, but any lightning strikes will likely lead to new fire starts given the current heat wave.

    For any land use restrictions or closures contact the appropriate land management agency:

    The National Park Service Point Reyes National Seashore is 415-464-5100
    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.

    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. ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

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