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  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Wed, Sep 16, 8:24am
    COVID-19

    As the air clears, Coastal Health Alliance will be resuming COVID-19 testing on Thursday, September 17, from 10:00-12:00.

    First Responders, Health Care workers and Essential workers will be prioritized.

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Sep 12, 12:27pm
    West Marin

    Reposting: AlertMarin & Nixle have different ways of reaching you & supplement each other. Register for both. Please continue reading the following explanation. AlertMarin relies on a “geocode," ie, a digital locater, that makes phone calls that may go wider than necessary (simplified explanation). Nixle can send a map and readable information to your computer or Iphone (email or text, depending on which device you use). Thus the overly wide alertmarin evacuation warning phone call during the height of the Woodward Fire was clarified via a nixle simple map and accompanying description. So everyone should be signed up for both alertmarin and nixle. And, yes, some people report some problems with one or the other, so it's essential to sign up for both. If you are not a computer user, keep KWMR tuned in (90.5 PRS, 89.9 Bolinas, 92.3 SGV) 

    AlertMarin: Listed and unlisted/blocked Marin County landline phone numbers are already included in the emergency notification system. Cell phone and VoIP numbers are not included and will require your registration in our Self-Registration Portal. https://www.marinsheriff.org/services/emergency-services/alert-marin(link is external)

    Nixle: https://local.nixle.com/register/(link is external)

    When do we [Sheriff's Office] use Alert Marin?

    When ACTION is needed at a SPECIFIC ADDRESS or NEIGHBORHOOD
    Imminent flooding, wildfires, and evacuations with life safety implications
    During-event information about evacuation routes, shelters, transportation
    Other public safety incidents where lives may be at risk

    When do we {Sheriff's Office] use Nixle?

    When INFORMATION is needed in a ZIP CODE
    Road closures, general updates, issues affecting larger areas
    Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
    Police activity and general public safety information

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Sep 12, 12:24pm
    West Marin

    Per Marin Sheriff: Effective today (9/9/20) at 4 p.m., the Marin County Sheriff's Office in collaboration with the Marin County Fire Department is lifting the remaining Evacuation Warnings in West Marin.  Evacuation Orders were previously lifted. Please make sure that you are registered for the AlertMarin system by signing up at www.alertmarin.org   We would also like to remind you that the Point Reyes National Seashore is closed to the public. The current map with the perimeter of the fire and evacuations can be found here: https://bit.ly/32jRD8w

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Sep 12, 12:23pm
    West Marin

    Fairfax-Bolinas Rd: closed effective immediately from Ridgecrest to Hwy 1 until Wed at 8AM due to Red Flag Warning & fire danger; per Marin Sheriff; se cierra inmediatamente desde Ridgecrest hasta la Hwy 1 hasta el miércoles a las 8 a. M. Debido a una advertencia de bandera roja y peligro de incendio.

     

  • Alert Status: 
    resolved
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Sep 12, 12:23pm
    West Marin

    Per Marin Fire Chief Jason Weber at this morning's Woodward Incident Briefing: winds will be picking up, coming from the northeast. Red Flag Alert begins tonight. Containment 95%. Link to Briefing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ci5u4h0VzA  

    Link to Noaa: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fire2/cafw/getprod.php?pil=RFW&sid=mtr

     

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Thu, Sep 3, 11:07am
    COVID-19

    Effective 9/3/2020 and until further notice, Coastal Health Alliance will resume limited in-person medical visits at the Point Reyes clinic along with tele-phonic visits for patient care. A medical provider will be available during normal business hours.

    Please call the CHA Call Center at 415.663.8666 to be scheduled or referred to a Registered Nurse for triage.

    Walk-up COVID-19 testing will resume on Thursday morning, 9/10/2020, at the Point Reyes Clinic. (10:00-12:00)

    The above notice is subject to change, based on air quality. Please visit our website at www.coastalhealth.net.

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Wed, Sep 2, 7:19pm
    West Marin

    https://local.nixle.com/alert/8221536/?sub_id=0Effective 9/2/2020 at 7PM the Marin County Sheriffs Office 

     

     

     

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Mon, Aug 31, 5:21pm
    West Marin

    2020 Woodward Fire - Youtube: 2020 Woodward Fire Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrAW3grMdl_cJ7u_ZcwLB7A

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Sat, Aug 29, 2:09pm
    West Marin
  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Thu, Aug 27, 5:49pm
    West Marin

    Returning Home Safety Tips: For customers, PG&E recommends the following safety tips for returning to homes and businesses in evacuation zones and burn areas.

    When local first responders give you the direction that you may return home, please take these steps to protect your family and home.

    If you see downed power lines, treat them as if they are “live” or energized. Keep yourself and others away and call 911, then notify PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

    If you smell the distinctive “rotten egg” odor of natural gas, leave the area and call 911 immediately, and then call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

    If you or someone else shut off gas service, DO NOT turn it on yourself. Contact PG&E or a qualified professional to perform a safety inspection before restoring gas service and relighting pilot lights.

    Check for damaged household electrical wiring. Turn off the power at the main electric switch if you suspect damage and consult an electrician.

    Make sure generators are properly installed by a licensed electrician. Improperly installed generators pose a significant danger.

    Power Restoration Steps for Fire Impacted Areas:

    PG&E’s highest priority is helping first responders safely access impacted areas by clearing roadways of any electrical assets downed during these wildfire events. Additionally, PG&E crews remove damaged trees that pose a hazard to first responders including CAL FIRE, and public safety personnel/agencies. 

    PG&E continues work to restore power to parts of its electric system that are near fires, but that ultimately weren't affected. 

    Once CAL FIRE deems it safe to do so, PG&E crews will assess damage to its equipment and restore service in all areas. These steps include:

    Inspect - Crews will work to inspect damage to PG&E equipment.
    Repair - Where equipment damage is found, PG&E crews work to isolate the damaged area from the rest of the system so other parts of the system can be restored. 
    Restore - Once the poles, towers and lines are safe to energize, PG&E's Control Center can complete the process and restore power to affected areas. 
    Notify Customers - Customers are notified that power has been restored.

    For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.

    As tens of thousands of Californians begin recovery from hundreds of lightning-caused fires burning throughout the state, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to follow important safety guidelines as they return to evacuation zones or burn areas.

    Since August 16, five major wildfires and more than a dozen smaller ones have burned more than 850,000 acres in PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California. The lightning-sparked wildfires have burned more than 1,500 structures and impacted nearly 40,000 PG&E electric customers. 

    PG&E has safely restored power to approximately 30,000 customers. In the meantime, crews continue to work to restore power to the approximately 9,000 customers who still are without power. Most of those customers, as of early this afternoon, are located in fire zones where PG&E crews cannot enter until CAL FIRE provides access, indicating that the situation is safe for our workers.
     
    Below is a table showing the progress of customer outage restoration by fire zone areas. [omitting as this will change] Currently there are approximately 9,000 customers without power, with about 8,300 customers in areas that are not currently accessible. 

    ~posted per request Supervisor Rodoni, Aide Rhonda Kutter

     
     

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Thu, Aug 27, 3:34pm
    West Marin

    AlertMarin & Nixle have different ways of reaching you & supplement each other. Register for both. Please continue reading the following explanation.

    AlertMarin relies on a “geocode," ie, a digital locater, that makes phone calls that may go wider than necessary (simplified explanation). Nixle can send a map and readable information to your computer or Iphone (email or text, depending on which device you use). Thus the overly wide alertmarin evacuation warning phone call a few days ago was clarified via a nixle simple map and accompanying description. So everyone should be signed up for both alertmarin and nixle. And, yes, some people report some problems with one or the other, so it's essential to sign up for both. If you are not a computer user, keep KWMR tuned in (90.5 PRS, 89.9 Bolinas, 92.3 SGV) 

    AlertMarin: Listed and unlisted/blocked Marin County landline phone numbers are already included in the emergency notification system. Cell phone and VoIP numbers are not included and will require your registration in our Self-Registration Portal. https://www.marinsheriff.org/services/emergency-services/alert-marin

    Nixlehttps://local.nixle.com/register/

    When do we [Sheriff's Office] use Alert Marin?

    When ACTION is needed at a SPECIFIC ADDRESS or NEIGHBORHOOD
    Imminent flooding, wildfires, and evacuations with life safety implications
    During-event information about evacuation routes, shelters, transportation
    Other public safety incidents where lives may be at risk

    When do we {Sheriff's Office] use Nixle?

    When INFORMATION is needed in a ZIP CODE
    Road closures, general updates, issues affecting larger areas
    Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
    Police activity and general public safety information

    ~posted by Lynn, pointreyesdisastercouncil.org

     

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Thu, Aug 27, 2:56pm
    West Marin

    For live person info 8am-8pm:  415-851-9970 Woodward Fire info.

    Reposting FireSafe Marin's Wildfire Evac Checklist: https://www.firesafemarin.org/images/documents/resources/evac/FIRESafe_MARIN_Eva...

    More information at: https://www.pointreyesdisastercouncil.org/safety-information

     

     

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Thu, Aug 27, 2:13pm
    West Marin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbUtlXjBbbc,  This includes references to the Woodward Fire.

  • Alert Status: 
    open
    Last modified: 
    Wed, Aug 26, 10:46am
    West Marin

    Check here each day. They start at 9:30 a.m. https://www.facebook.com/PointReyesNPS

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