California Wildfires

Updates on the fires in California can be found at http://www.calfire.ca.gov/general/firemaps

Clicking on the fire will link you to the summary and incident reports which list evacuation areas, road closures, etc.

Follow CalFire on Twitter – CLICK HERE

If you would like a detailed map on evacuation areas, fire location, etc., you can got this link:  https://arcg.is/1efSia

*Please note that you may need to create an account to see everything.  Making an account is free. It does take time to populate, so please be patient!

Here is the latest public information phone numbers:

Napa County 707-253-4501 (the fires are currently in the county)

City of Napa 707-258-7817 (city jurisdiction information)

City of Fairfield 707-428-7320

Solano Community College Shelter: 707-784-1630
So Co Fairgrounds Animal Shelter: 707-784-1629
The Salvation Army KROC Center: 707-439-7906

Solano County Animal Care:  707-784-1356

Air quality updates can be found at SparetheAir.org

There are many ways that you can help (and this page will be updated regularly)…

The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to assist fire evacuees and donations. To donate online, visit www.redcross.org/donate/donation, or call 800-RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS or CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

**Bay Area professional sports teams including the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A’s, San Jose Earthquakes, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Raiders, San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors today announced a collective donation of $450,000 to support North Bay fire relief efforts. The teams urge all of their fans to contribute to the effort.  The teams have established a You Caring site www.youcaring.com/firerelief for fans to donate whatever they can to support the victims of these devastating fires.  

Donation locations – drop off your donations at these locations:

First Northern Bank – 555 Mason Street, Vacaville

Sam’s Club – 1500 Helen Power Drive, Vacaville

Fire Victim Services:

Dixon Community Church – fire victims in need of clothing are invited to the church’s Hidden Treasures closet

 

Stay clear of evacuation routes as much as possible if you are not under evacuation orders.

Search for community groups on Facebook to open the conversation and get up-to-date needs.

SPECIFIC FIRE INCIDENT UPDATES

ATLAS FIRE – CLICK HERE

NUNS FIRE – CLICK HERE

TUBBS FIRE – CLICK HERE

POCKET FIRE – CLICK HERE

Many shelters are in need of bedding and personal toiletries. Here is a list of local shelters:

  • Calistoga Fairgrounds 1435 N Oak St, Calistoga, CA 94515
  • Crosswalk Community Church (FULL) 2590 1st Street Napa, CA 94558
  • Napa Valley College Gym 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy Napa, CA 94558
  • Solano Community College 4000 Suisun Valley Road. Fairfield, CA
  • American Canyon High School 300 Newell Drive American Canyon, CA 94503
  • Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa
  • Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Ave., Santa Rosa (at capacity)
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa (at capacity)
  • Petaluma Community Center, 320 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma (at capacity)
  • Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol
  • Cloverdale Citrus Fair, 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale
  • Sonoma Valley High School, 20000 Broadway, Sonoma
  • Analy High School Gym, 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol
  • Elsie Allen High School, 599 Bellevue Ave., Santa Rosa (at capacity)
  • Healdsburg Community Center, 1157 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg
  • Church of Christ, 370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma
  • New Life Church, 1310 Clegg St., Petaluma
  • Cook Middle School, 2480 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa
  • Guerneville Veterans Hall, 16255 First St., Guerneville
  • Monte Rio School, 20700 Foothill Drive, Monte Rio
  • Windsor High School, 8695 Windsor Road, Windsor
  • Casa Grande High School, 3333 Casa Grande Road, Petaluma
  • Cloverdale Citrus Fair, 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale – sheltering people and animals
  • Petaluma Church of Christ, 370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
  • Petaluma New Life Church, 1310 Clegg St.
  • Victory Outreach Church 4042 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa (at capacity)
  • Adobe Christian Church, 2875 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma
  • Burton Recreation Center, 7421 Burton Ave., Rohnert Park
  • Calvary Chapel of Petaluma, 1955 S. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
  • Lawrence Cook Middle School, 2480 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa
  • Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. S, Petaluma
  • Sally Tomatoes, 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park
  • Sonoma-Marin Fair, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma
Animal shelters and rescues need help with fostering animals displaced by the fires and are seeking donations. They are also offering resources to pet owners:
  • Napa County Animal Shelter (Small Animals)
    942 Hartle Ct.
    Napa, CA 94559
  • Pets Lifeline Animal Shelter (Small Animals)
    19686 8th St East Sonoma, Ca 95476
  • Solano County Fairgrounds (Large Animals) – donations can be made http://www.scfair.com/
    900 Fairgrounds Drive Vallejo, CA 94589
  • Sonoma Valley High School FFA (Large Animals)
    20000 Broadway Sonoma, CA 95476

– The Milo Foundation shelter, 220 S. Garrard Blvd., Point Richmond, has taken in pets. If you can foster, visit the shelter, call 510-900-2275 or visit the website. Humane Society of Silicon Valley also took in animals in need from Petaluma.

– The SPCA of Solano County, 2200 Peabody Road, Vacaville, is offering assistance to pet owners. It is seeking drop-off donations of crates, blankets, towels, food, bowls, etc. for fire victims. It is open until 7 p.m. Monday and will be accepting donations Tuesday as well. It also says if you need a place for your animals, call 707-448-7722.

– Wine Country Animal Lovers is offering updates, help and supplies to animals in need. You can donate here.

– Sonoma Humane Society is unable to board animals at this point due to displaced ones, but it has some resources available for pet owners who have been displaced by the fires at their Santa Rosa and Healdsburg shelters.

School Closures:
Santa Rosa Junior College – closed through October 17th

Disaster Assistance

Residents of Sonoma County and Napa County who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so.

The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of October 10, 2017 now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in Napa in addition to Sonoma County. Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated.

Survivors who primarily reside in Napa and Sonoma Counties can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Applicants will be asked for the following information:

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the damaged primary residence
  • Description of the damage
  • Information about insurance coverage
  • A current contact telephone number
  • An address where they can receive mail
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for:

  • Temporary housing
  • Essential home repairs
  • Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses
  • Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for businesses of all sizes (including landlords), private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.

FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.

Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if a survivor has registered with another disaster-relief organization, such as the American Red Cross.

Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.

The amendment also adds Orange and Solano counties for Categories A and B and direct federal assistance under the FEMA Public Assistance program. This program is available to the eligible state, local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations, on a cost-share basis, for debris removal (Category A) and emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property (Category B). Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Solano, Sonoma, and Yuba counties are also eligible for Categories A and B and direct federal assistance under the Public Assistance program.

For more information on California recovery, visit the disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4344,   Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/femaregion9 and the CalOES website, http://www.caloes.ca.gov/ .

Understanding Individual Assistance and Public Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency may provide two types of assistance, following natural disasters with a presidential disaster declaration: Individual Assistance and Public Assistance.

Individual Assistance is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) directly to eligible individuals and families who have sustained losses due to disasters.

  • Homeowners and renters in designated counties who sustained damage to their primary homes, vehicles and personal property as a result of the recent storms may apply for disaster assistance.
  • Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing to include rental and lodging expense, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses, and medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the disaster, along with other serious disaster-related expenses.
  • Disaster assistance grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, medical waiver programs, welfare assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance.
  • Low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available for businesses of all sizes (including landlords), private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Low-interest disaster loans help fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. Economic Injury disaster loans are available to businesses and private nonprofits to assist with working capital needs as a direct result of the disaster.

Public Assistance can reimburse for emergency protective measures, debris removal, and infrastructure repairs or replacement needed due to disaster-related damage.

  • FEMA will provide reimbursement of at least 75 percent of eligible costs, with the state and local governments sharing the remaining 25 percent of costs. Eligible entities include state governments, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations, such as schools and public utility districts.
  • Although funds are awarded to government entities and certain private nonprofits, the Public Assistance program is intended to benefit everyone — neighborhoods, cities, counties and states. Public Assistance dollars help clean up communities affected by disaster- related debris, repair roads and bridges and put utilities and water systems back in order.

Public Health Message

Multiple fires are currently burning in the area that may create a health hazard.  If you can see, taste, or feel smoke, you should immediately minimize outdoor activities.  This is especially important if you have health concerns, are elderly, are pregnant, or have a child in your care. Smoke from wildfires and structure fires contains harmful chemicals that can affect your health.  Smoke can cause eye and throat irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing.

Contact your healthcare provider if you or someone in your care experience the following symptoms that may be related to excess smoke exposure include:
• Repeated coughing
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Wheezing
• Chest tightness or pain
• Palpitations
• Nausea or unusual fatigue
• Lightheadedness

Groups at Higher Risk for Illness Due To Smoke
Groups at greater risk of experiencing symptoms due to smoke include:
• People with respiratory disease (such as asthma)
• People with heart disease
• Young children
• Older adults

Follow these general precautions to protect your health during a smoke event:
– Minimize or stop outdoor activities, especially exercise
– Stay indoors with windows and doors closed as much as possible
– Do not run fans that bring smoky outdoor air inside – examples include swamp coolers, whole-house fans, and fresh air ventilation systems
– Run your air-conditioner only if it does not bring smoke in from the outdoors.  Change the standard air conditioner filter to a medium or high efficiency filter.  If available, use the “re-circulate” or “recycle” setting on the unit
– Do not smoke, fry food, or do other things that will create indoor air pollution
– Consider leaving the area until smoke conditions improve if you experience symptoms related to smoke exposure

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