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Current Disaster Info

3-4 Elk Horn Fire (South of Red Bank Road) Road Closures & Evacuations-08/19/2020

August 19, 2020 – The following is a list of road closures and evacuation areas due to the fire burning west of Red Bluff:

Alford Place Halley Grade
Banfield Place Hammer Loop Road
Bayles Place Haven Place
Burrill Homestead Heitman Place
C281 Lanyan Trail
Cold Fork Mary Ellen Place
El Rancho Rio Frio Pete Hoff Place
Elk Horn Peak Pettyjohn Place
Ellen Trail Rocky Peak
Forest Route 26N01 Skinner Mill Place
Forest Route 26N02 Stevenson Peak
Forest Route 26N03 Sunflower Jeep Trail
Goat Camp Vestal Road
Greasewood Hill Weemasoul Road

UPDATE 08/19/2020 at 1:49 PM – New Road Closures and Evacuation Warnings:
Paskenta Area
Round Valley Road from Newville Road to Sale Creek Camp

An Evacuation Center has been set up at the following location:

Red Bluff Community Center
1500 South Jackson Street
Red Bluff, CA  96080

For a list of other fire locations, click on the following links:

InciWeb – The Incident Information System

P.G. & E. Rolling Blackouts / Power Outages

August 17 – 20, 2020

PG&E at the direction of the Cal ISO is looking at major rolling black outs again across the state.  They expect the power to be shut off in much larger sections this time (over the weekend it topped out at about 250,000 customers).  There may be no warning before the power is cut to our area, if it’s cut at all.

Typically they start the outages around 1500 hours and end them around 2200 hours.  They should last between 1 and 3 hours.

Be ready and be prepared.

PG&E Tips to Save Energy and Reduce Usage

  • Raise the thermostat: Set the thermostat to 78 degrees when at home, health permitting. Turn it up to 85 degrees or turn it off when not at home.
  • Use a ceiling fan: Turn on a ceiling fan when using the air conditioner, which will allow the thermostat to be raised about 4 degrees to save on cooling costs with no reduction in comfort. Turn off fans and lights when you leave the room.
  • Cover windows: Use shade coverings and awnings so the air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to cool the home.
  • Avoid using the oven: Instead, cook on the stove, use a microwave or grill outside.
  • Limit the opening of refrigerators, which are major users of electricity in most homes. The average refrigerator is opened 33 times a day.

PG&E Tips to Stay Safe and Cool

  • Plan ahead: Check the weather forecast to prepare for hot days.
  • Keep an emergency contact list: Keep a list of emergency phone numbers.
  • Have a buddy system: Check in on elderly or people with access and function needs.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water, even when you are not thirsty.
  • Stay cool: Take a cool shower or bath and wear lightweight, loose, light-colored clothing.
  • Stay safe: Stay out of direct sunlight and avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages.

Rotating Outages are Not Public Safety Power Shutoffs, which are conducted during specific high fire threat conditions. Rotating outages are called by the CAISO and power utilities are required to act when demand on the statewide electric grid exceeds available energy supply.

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