Oct 122017
 
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plane-dropping-fire-retardantThis from the City of Santa Rosa

Thursday Morning Update –   Santa Rosa Fire Emergency –  10/12/2017 @ 9:30 AM

 

EVACUATIONS

Absolutely NO entry into evacuated areas. Evacuated residents should not return to their homes until advised by City officials. Mandatory evacuations are in response to an imminent threat to public safety and these areas have not yet been deemed safe for return. Residents who unlawfully return to these areas do so at great personal risk. Should conditions change and the area become under imminent threat again, emergency responders will not conduct additional searches or provide new evacuation notifications. For your safety and the safety of first responders, stay out of these areas until we can ensure that it is safe to reenter. Electrical and gas services need to be evaluated in these areas to ensure that it is safe to reenter. Electrical and gas services have not been restored in many of these areas. Official announcements of when it is safe to return will be shared through the city’s web site, media outlets, and social media.

For fire updates please visit: www.fire.ca.gov and www.readyforwildfire.org.

 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADVISORY EVACUATION AND MANDATORY EVACUATION

An advisory evacuation indicates that a fire has the potential to threaten an area in the near future. This gives residents time to remove their pets, livestock, large boats, RV’s and any other personal effects in an orderly manner. A mandatory evacuation is declared when a fire directly threatens a community and residents are placed in danger. You must leave the area immediately for you and your family’s safety. Please be advised that fire is unpredictable and the time frame between an advisory and a mandatory evacuation can change quickly.

 

VOLUNTEERS

 

DONATIONS

We are no longer taking donations at the Finley Community Center.

Donations accepted at:

  • Salvation Army: 93 Stony Circle, Unit D, Santa Rosa, CA  95401.
  • United Way: 975 Corporate Center Parkway, Suite 160, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Non-perishable items 9am-5pm.
  • Redwood Empire Foodbank: www.REFB.org

Monetary donations for fire victims are being accepted at:

For updates please visit, www.srcity.org/emergency

 

WATER QUALITY

Due to additional system pressure loss attributed to the fires, boil water notices have been issued for isolated areas in Fountaingrove and the White Oak neighborhood in Oakmont.

 

These are isolated incidents and do not affect the entire evacuated area. Residents should not be accessing evacuated areas. Once evacuations have been officially lifted, residents will need to adhere to the boil water notice, unless otherwise notified in writing. All residents in the affected area must bring all water to a boil before consuming to ensure the water is safe to drink.

 

Please be aware that other than this identified area, the water system has not been compromised. Staff are continuing regular water quality sampling on the entire system to ensure water quality standards are met.

 

For more information about water quality, call 707-543-4511.

Additional information is available at: www.srcity.org/emergency

WHERE TO GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

City of Santa Rosa:

County of Sonoma: