Information regarding the LNU Lightning Complex Fires

The following information can help impacted families keep track of resources, shelter, and local conditions relating to the LNU Lightning complex fires, please see the links/information below:

 

IMMEDIATE UPDATES

Emergency Alerts are available from your emergency jurisdictions by email, phone, and text by signing up: To opt-in to receive emergency messages in Yolo County, visit: www.Yolo-Alert.org. If your address is in Solano County (south of Putah Creek) emergency messaging including evacuation warnings or orders will be sent via Alert Solano, visit: www.alertsolano.com.

Information on individual fires, including evacuation orders and shelter locations, can be found on the CALFIRE web page https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/18/lnu-lightning-complex-includes-hennessey-gamble-15-10-spanish-markley-13-4-11-16/ Public Information Line 707-967-4207

In Yolo County For more information, see: https://www.yolocounty.org/current-emergencies.

In Solano County If you have questions related to the LNU Lightning Fire evacuation in Solano County, please call (707) 784-1634 or (707) 784-1635. For more information, see: http://solanocounty.com/depts/oes/evacuation_information.asp

 

Local Conditions/ Information

Our partners at California Highway Patrol have their radio traffic  https://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx, be sure to choose Sacramento or Golden Gate under communication centers.

Road closures and maps can be accessed through CalTrans https://roads.dot.ca.gov/

Keep track of weather conditions that may impact your area including wind and flood events https://www.weather.gov/sto/

Monitor air quality in the area https://www.ysaqmd.org/

Local maps, road closures, and shelter information during an emergency can be tracked locally by following local social media pages such as: City of WintersWinters Police Department, and Winters Fire Department

 

In case of an emergency, how will I be notified of evacuation information?

There are currently NO evacuation orders for addresses within the City limits of Winters. Addresses in the City of Winters are in Evacuation Zone 59. Primary evacuation routes are State Highway 128 (Grant Ave) and County Road 89 (Railroad Ave).

Know your evacuation zone in Yolo County by typing in your address at

https://yolo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5458e2e8c8c54e19923da248ac3add0c/

Know your evacuation zone in Solano County by typing in your address at

https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=766d1d6a78d04e83af1d56c6c33b2532&extent=-122.3011%2C38.2279%2C-121.7099%2C38.5975&fbclid=IwAR2RoNRxdqP5zZ6tN4xzded5pwNBA3tg4JbgYC4AUOkMeSC9WsWZ3z0Gtd8

 

What is the difference between an advisory and a mandatory evacuation?

Please remember emergencies are unpredictable and the time frame between an advisory and a mandatory evacuation can change quickly depending on local conditions, and/or if access to the community is compromised. Remember, you do not have to wait for an evacuation notice. If at any time you feel like your family needs to evacuate the area, you may do so.

  • Advisory Evacuations indicate an emergency situation has the potential to threaten an area in the near future. Residents in these areas should have a bag packed with important papers, medications, pet supplies, and necessities.
  • Mandatory Evacuations indicate an emergency situation is directly threatening a community and residents are in danger. Residents in these areas need to leave immediately for their own safety.

Emergency notifications will utilize a wide variety of mediums including but not limited to:

  • Activation of the Emergency Alert System (typically heard over radio and television)
  • Reverse 911 (activated by Public Safety Dispatchers, in Yolo County the system would be activated by members of the Yolo Emergency Communications Agency and is heard over phone lines.)
  • Everbridge Alerts (activated by public safety jurisdictions and Offices of Emergency Service, this service can be customized within a geographic location. Subscribers can also choose to be notified by text, email, or a combination of means. These alerts are typically heard over cell phones.)
  • Social Media (activated by public safety jurisdictions. Subscribers should be sure to follow official pages such as City, Police, Sheriff, and Fire Departments.)
  • In person (activated by public safety jurisdictions, fire and law enforcement officers will drive areas with information over a PA or go door to door.)

Evacuation information regarding animals will be coordinated with the Yolo County Animal Shelter (530) 668-5287. Having your pets micro-chipped with updated contact information and including vaccination certificates for your animals in your disaster kits before an emergency is highly encouraged.

What should I have in an emergency kit?

Emergency kits should be in airtight plastic bags or two easy-to-carry sealed containers such as plastic bins with a locking lid.  You can make your own or buy a kit ready-made. Recommended items include but are not limited to:

  • Activities (board games, cards, and/or art supplies to keep people occupied)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert with extra batteries
  • Bedding (blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows) and extra clothing
  • Cash and Checks
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery, bonus if you have a solar charger
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • First aid kit/ way to signal for help
  • Flashlight
  • Important papers (insurance info, birth certificates, social security cards, marriage certificates, deeds, etc). Bonus if you have them scanned to a secure cloud storage
  • Local maps
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days (for drinking and hygiene) and at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food (plus eating utensils/ manual can openers if needed)
  • Pet supplies (extra food, vet records, collar and leash). Bonus if your pet is micro-chipped
  • Prescription and over the counter medication
  • Tool set like a multi tool, wrench and pliers to turn off utilities