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Aug
20

BE PREPARED: Emergency Supply Kit

Put together your emergency supply kit and have it accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate. Learn more: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/get-set/emergency-supply-kit/

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

 

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Aug
20

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU Lightning Complex, Aug 20, 2020, 7pm

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation Map: www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Email Updates (sign up here): https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

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Aug
20

Evacuation Orders for San Mateo County, August 20

For the most up-to-date evacuation maps and orders, please see: https://smco.community.zonehaven.com

Please note: Evacuation Order means leave IMMEDIATELY, and Evaucation Warning mean prepare to leave if ordered. 

To receive email updates, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

To receive text alerts, sign up with SMC Alert System: https://hsd.smcsheriff.com/smcalert

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Aug
20

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU August Lightning Complex, Aug 19, 2020, 10pm

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation Map: www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Email Updates (sign up here): https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

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Aug
19

UPDATED EVACUATION ORDERS AND WARNINGS- CZU AUGUST LIGHTNING COMPLEX. Aug 19, 2020. Afternoon/Evening

For the most up-to-date evacuation maps and orders, please see: https://smco.community.zonehaven.com

Please note: Evacuation Order mean leave IMMEDIATELY, and Evaucation Warning mean prepare to leave if ordered. 

 

To receive email updates, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

To receive text alerts, sign up with SMC Alert System: https://hsd.smcsheriff.com/smcalert

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Aug
19

UPDATED EVACUATION ORDERS- CZU AUGUST LIGHTNING COMPLEX. Aug 19, 2020. Morning.

For the most up-to-date evacuation maps and orders, please see: https://smco.community.zonehaven.com

To receive email updates, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

 

To receive text alerts, sign up with SMC Alert System: https://hsd.smcsheriff.com/smcalert

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Aug
19

CAL FIRE CZU (San Mateo & Santa Cruz Unit) NEWS RELEASE: Response to August Lightning Complex UPDATE Aug 19, 2020

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation Map: www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Email Updates (sign up here): https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

 

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Aug
17

CAL FIRE CZU (San Mateo & Santa Cruz Unit) NEWS RELEASE: Response to Lightning-Sparked Fires

August 17, 2020

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Jul
10

Community Wildfire Safety Program from PG&E

PG&E has provided information about their Community Wildfire Safety Program, which includes information for residents. 

Please follow the link here: Community Wildfire Safety Program.

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Jul
10

Stanford University's virtual Workshop on Wildfire Management

wildfire forest burning, orange flames

 

Earlier this year, Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West had planned an in-person Workshop on Wildfire Management. It was reformated into a virtual workshop that includes a recorded keynote presentation "What Motivates Homeowners to Mitigate Fire Risk? Lessons from Social Science" and two recorded pannel discussions, "Wildfire Management and Preparation during the COVID-19 Pandemic" and "Preparedness adn Recovery: The Human Dimensions of Wildfires". In addition, there are student poster presentations of original wildfire-related research available for viewing. 

Please follow the link to access this resource: Wildfire in the West: Workshop on Wildfire Management (virtual format)

 

 

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