Although there are no current fires threatening Round Valley, it is important to be prepared in case of another fire or other emergency. We have gathered the following resources to help our listeners be prepared.
Mendocino County Emergency Information:
- Sign up for MendoAlert
- Nixle allows public safety agencies to communicate with you about local emergencies. It’s a free service that allows you only to receive alerts for your area. Text your ZIP CODE to 888777 to opt in.
- “Know Your Zone” Map
- Mendo Ready – Current Emergency Maps & Preparedness Resources
- Mendocino County Sheriff Facebook
- Mendocino National Forest Facebook
State and Regional Emergency Information:
- Fire & Smoke Map
- InciWeb – Inter-agency Incident Information and Management System
- Air Now can provide you with air quality information – type in your zip code and know how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from unhealthy air quality.
- Current Air Quality – Purple Air
- CAL FIRE offers an ability to sign up to receive current information on area fires. You can create a wildfire readiness plan on the CAL FIRE website.
- Watch Duty is an app that can provide you with real-time information about fire movement and firefighting efforts in your area
- ALERT Wildfire provides fire cameras and tools to help firefighters and first responders. Look up its website’s many cameras throughout the North Bay and North Coast area.
Earthquakes & Tsunamis
ShakeAlert is an earthquake detection and alert system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. It sends alerts when the first signs of a significant earthquake are detected. Smartphones in California running Google’s Android operating system have the built-in ability to receive ShakeAlert notifications.
To sign up for notifications about planned power outages, scheduled repairs, or other issues in your area, visit PG&E’s alerts page. See your provider’s website if you don’t receive power from PG&E. Typically, it will explain how you can sign up for timely alerts.
Thanks to the Fire & Disaster Preparedness working group of the Round Valley Area Municipal Advisory Community – click below to download PDF to save and print.
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