OCTOBER 10, 2017
 
6:56 PM (repeat from below, shown here based on important actionable item...)
Petaluma Police Department
Advisory: Petaluma PD Emergency Communications Reminder For Updates about Red Flag Fire Warning Tomorrow
For Immediate Release 
Date:  October 10, 2017
Issued By:     Deputy Chief Tara Salizzoni, tsalizzoni@ci.petaluma.ca.us,   

Petaluma Police Emergency Communications Reminder
For Updates about Red Flag Fire Warning Tomorrow

Petaluma, California – Due to the unpredictable nature of the fires and the red flag warning issued for tomorrow, the Petaluma Police Department wants to remind anyone who is not currently a Nixle subscriber to do so as soon as possible to receive emergency communications from public safety agencies in the region.  The service is free and residents can subscribe by texting their zip code to 888777.  We are also asking everyone to share this information with friends and family through their social media networks. 
 
Residents can also connect with PPD on Nextdoor, Twitter, or Facebook for current emergency information or instructions.  Current fire conditions can be referenced at the following link:
 
http://sonomamap.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2089db8e15c04be886f6d4f8daf7b13f
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9:46 PM (repeat from below, shown here based on important actionable item...)

Petaluma Police Department

Advisory: *****Updated Shelter Information**** Petaluma Shelters Have 185 beds remaining. Evacuees may need to seek shelter in Marin County

Updated Shelter Information

Petaluma Area Emergency Shelters are almost at capacity and the Petaluma Fairground Shelter is at capacity and not able to accept any more community members at this time.

The following Petaluma Shelters still have spaces available;

Petaluma Vets  Building 1094 Petaluma Blvd S. (40 spaces)

Calvary Chapel 1955 South McDowell Blvd. (40 spaces)

New Life Christian Chuch 1315 Rand Ave. (75-100 spaces)

Shelters are open and available in Marin County.  

Evacuees in need of shelter may report to the Marin Center Exhibit Hall at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael. Small pets such as dogs and cats are welcome at the temporary shelter.

Marin Humane will provide emergency boarding options for all domestic animals (cats, dogs, etc.) at its main shelter located at 171 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard, Novato. Additional information can be found by calling 415-883-4621 

Since cell phone service is limited in many areas, the public is encouraged to text your text your zip code to 888777 to get information such as evacuation orders, emergency shelter locations, and road closures.

Additional information is available at sonomacounty.ca.gov/FES/Emergency-Management/Emergency-Shelters/   and   www.marincounty.org
 

For full details, view this message on the web.

 
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10:12 PM

Petaluma Police Department

Advisory: Sonoma County Red Cross Seeking Volunteers.

Sonoma CountyRed Cross Volunteers Needed

Red Cross is in need of volunteers to assist fire evacuees.  Red Cross has exhausted their volunteer pool and many additional hands are now needed during this emergency. Anyone interested can call 707-573-3399 to volunteer or signup via their website at http://tinyurl.com/RedCrossVolOctober2017

For full details, view this message on the web.

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10 AM
 
Petaluma community help/lodging center continue to receive homeless and provide services for those in need.
 
While we all are receiving news reports about the Napa fires, evacuation on All Road north of Trinity Rook in Santa Rosa, a "boil water" notice in the Santa Rosa Fountaingrove area and other reports, Petaluma continues to be safe and without Police/.Sheriff reports this morning.  
 
We are getting emails from our Petaluma Rotarians who are providing food, clothing, bedding, services to the shelters and offers to take-in homeless at our residences (thank you Jennifer Strong for your coordination).  MANY THANKS for living our motto, "Service above Self."
 
We will provide more details later today - meanwhile I am headed to the Petaluma Elks Lodge with Mike Caruana to prepare meals for those in need.
 
May God bless you, your family and loved ones.
 
Michael Nistler
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10:10 AM
 
Post by Mike Harris on "I Love Petaluma" Facebook page:
 
The #Petaluma People Services Center SHARE Sonoma County is arranging for Emergency Home Shares in Sonoma County. Based on their successful homeshare model, they are hoping to be able to find temporary housing for those displaced by the fire. 

If you are willing to host an evacuated individual or family in your home for a few days, few weeks or few months, please contact PPSC SHARE Sonoma County at SHAREfire@petalumapeople.org, an information sheet and application will be sent to your immediately. 

If you are looking for short term temporary shared housing, please contact SHAREfire@petalumapeople.org, for more information and an application, or contact PPSC 707-765-8488. 
 
If you want to volunteer to help with the phones, they need assistance starting at 7:00 a.m. on this morning at PPSC's main office, 1500 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma. Please email or call if you can volunteer.
 
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10:23 AM
 
 
I have access to a 53 foot trailer and it can be brought to you. So if there is a large donation that needs to be moved, please let me know and I'll put you in contact with the person that can bring the trailer to you.
 
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10:30 AM
 
On "I Love Petaluma" Facebook page, from Doctor Rajina Ranadive 

St. Joseph Health has clinics open for non-acute, urgent needs such as prescription refills, asthma issues, breathing treatments, and small cuts, etc. 

PETALUMA: 905 East Washington, Petaluma 
9AM to 2PM 
707 763 0802 

SANTA ROSA: 510 Doyle Park, Santa Rosa 
NOON to 9PM
 
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11:35 AM
Petaluma Police Department
Dear Community Members,
The City of Petaluma Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to manage shelter activities in the Petaluma area.  At this time the shelters in our area are properly staffed and have plenty of supplies.    The EOC continues to receive calls from community members for volunteers and others wishing to donate supplies.  We are grateful for the community support but the needs at the shelters are currently being met. 
The Petaluma EOC continues to communicate with the Sonoma County EOC and they are reporting the same information at their center.  If any needs arise in the Petaluma area we will notify the community via Nixle or other social media platforms.  If you are not a Nixle subscriber, text your zip code to 888777 to receive updates from regional public safety agencies. 
Ken Savano
Police Chief
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11:58 AM
 
On "I Love Petaluma" webpage from Mike Harris
 
Synergy Health Club at 1201 Redwood Way in #Petaluma is available for people to take showers at until 6:00pm and the Petaluma Swim Center is open til' 5:00pm for people to take showers as well.
 
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12:59 PM
 
The Sheriff will hold a media briefing today at 2:15 pm at the Main Office, 2796 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa. We will livestream this briefing on the Sheriff's Facebook page.
 
 
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3:53 PM
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Advisory: Evacuation notice Bennett Valley area
The following areas of Bennett Valley are under mandatory evacuation:

Sonoma Mountain Road
Bennett Ridge Road
Enterprise Road

If you are in these areas, you need to leave immediately for your safety.
For full details, view this message on the web.
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4:00 PM
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Advisory: Fire on Faught Rd near Shiloh Regional Park
Fire reported in 5500 block of Faught Rd towards south side of Shiloh Ranch Regional Park. Evacuations in that area/Montebello Rd. being conducted.
For full details, view this message on the web.
6:57 PM
Advisory: Update for Windsor residents:
There are no planned evacuations as of yet for the Town of Windsor. The area near Esposti Park and Shiloh Road is not under evacuation. That was a miscommunication that has since been corrected. The fire above Shiloh Ranch Regional Park is still burning, however fire personnel is there and will remain there along with law enforcement personnel. Should an evacuation become necessary Windsor Police Department and allied police agencies will respond to evacuate the affected residents. For further questions please contact EOC at 565-3856.
For full details, view this message on the web.
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4:43 PM
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Advisory: Pacific Heights behind Molsberrys being evacuated
Pacific Heights neighborhood behind Molsbery's Market in Larkfield just ordered evacuated.
For full details, view this message on the web.
5:20 PM
Advisory: Correction to Pacific Heights/Molsberry Market
CORRECTION: The area of Pacific Heights/Molsberry Market is not under evacuation. That was a miscommunication. The area of Annadel Heights is under evacuation orders by SRPD.
For full details, view this message on the web.
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4:45 PM
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Advisory: Ida Clayton area of Geyserville ordered evacuations
Ida Clayton Rd from Hwy 128 to the county line has been ordered to evacuate due to spreading fire northbound.
For full details, view this message on the web.
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5:18 PM
Petaluma Police Department
Advisory: City of Petaluma Emergency Operations Center Fire Evacuation Shelter Update
For Immediate Release 
Date:  October 10, 2017
Issued By:     Deputy Chief Tara Salizzoni, tsalizzoni@ci.petaluma.ca.us,   
 
City of Petaluma Emergency Operations Center
Fire Evacuation Shelter Update
Petaluma, California – The City of Petaluma EOC continues to support County of Sonoma EOC operations with the management of shelter facilities in Petaluma for residents evacuated from the fire.   As of 1400 hours today, the City of Petaluma EOC is supporting four shelter facilities at Lucchesi Community Center, Petaluma Veteran’s Hall, Petaluma Fairgrounds, and Cavanaugh Center.  These shelters are being supplemented and coordinated with additional shelters hosted by five Petaluma faith based organizations which include Church of Christ, Calvary Chapel, Adobe Christian Church, New Life Christian Church, and Petaluma Methodist. 
New evacuees should go to the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds for shelter until further notice.
 
The most accurate count of those evacuated to and staying at the Petaluma shelters is approximately 1,655 people.  The needs of these shelters for both volunteers and supplies are being coordinated through the EOC.  We continue to receive calls from numerous community members wanting to volunteer to help or deliver supplies.  We want to ask anyone wanting to help to monitor social media and the local news.  Current needs are being met, but this event will create long term needs and we ask that you hold onto your donations.  It may seem helpful but space is limited and excessive donations create logistical challenges for staff to receive and safely store supplies that are not currently needed. 
 
If you want up to date information about the fire activities, especially evacuation orders, please subscribe to Nixle by texting your zip code to 888777.  Additional information about the fire incident can be found at https://srcity.org/610/Emergency-Information and http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents
 
Additional updates will be shared as new details become available.  Media inquires for shelter activities in the Petaluma area can be directed to Deputy Chief Tara Salizzoni at 707.778.4373.
 
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6:06 PM
 
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Advisory: Larkfield remains closed to public
The area of Larkfield behind Molsberry's Market was evacuated on Sunday night and remains closed. It was incorrectly reported earlier today as a new evacuation area. The Larkfield area is still not open to the public.
For full details, view this message on the web.
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6:56 PM
Petaluma Police Department
Advisory: Petaluma PD Emergency Communications Reminder For Updates about Red Flag Fire Warning Tomorrow
For Immediate Release 
Date:  October 10, 2017
Issued By:     Deputy Chief Tara Salizzoni, tsalizzoni@ci.petaluma.ca.us,   

Petaluma Police Emergency Communications Reminder
For Updates about Red Flag Fire Warning Tomorrow

Petaluma, California – Due to the unpredictable nature of the fires and the red flag warning issued for tomorrow, the Petaluma Police Department wants to remind anyone who is not currently a Nixle subscriber to do so as soon as possible to receive emergency communications from public safety agencies in the region.  The service is free and residents can subscribe by texting their zip code to 888777.  We are also asking everyone to share this information with friends and family through their social media networks. 
 
Residents can also connect with PPD on Nextdoor, Twitter, or Facebook for current emergency information or instructions.  Current fire conditions can be referenced at the following link:
 
http://sonomamap.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2089db8e15c04be886f6d4f8daf7b13f
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9:04 PM
Petaluma Police Department
Advisory: Petaluma PD dispatch communication center being inundated with calls from volunteers wanting to assist in dispatch. No assistance needed
The Petaluma PD dispatch communication center is being inundated with calls from volunteers wanting to assist in our dispatch center.  There are unconfirmed reports that information online is indicating Petaluma PD is requesting assistance in our dispatch center and this information is inaccurate.  No assistance has been requested and no assistance is needed.

Any community members seeking to volunteer should contact the Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center Shelter division at 707-565-3861 to determine if they are needed and where they can be of assistance.

As a reminder emergency services and dispatch centers are handling a number of emergency calls and requests.  Please refrain from calling into emergency dispatch centers or using 9-1-1 for non-emergencies.

 
For full details, view this message on the web.
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7:07 PM
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Advisory: Death total raised to 11 in Sonoma County Fire.
The Sonoma County Coroner’s Office is raising the total number to 11 bodies recovered related to Sunday night’s Tubbs fire. The deceased were located in the following areas: 

2 - Angela Drive, Larkfield
2 - Mark West Springs Road, Larkfield
1 - Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa
1 - Crystal Court, Santa Rosa
1 - Mountain Home Ranch Road, Santa Rosa (Calistoga, County line area)
1 - Hemlock St, Santa Rosa
2 - Sundown Trail, Santa Rosa
1 - Wikiup Bridge Way, Larkfield
For full details, view this message on the web.
 
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9:46 PM

Petaluma Police Department

Advisory: *****Updated Shelter Information**** Petaluma Shelters Have 185 beds remaining. Evacuees may need to seek shelter in Marin County

Updated Shelter Information

Petaluma Area Emergency Shelters are almost at capacity and the Petaluma Fairground Shelter is at capacity and not able to accept any more community members at this time.

The following Petaluma Shelters still have spaces available;

Petaluma Vets  Building 1094 Petaluma Blvd S. (40 spaces)

Calvary Chapel 1955 South McDowell Blvd. (40 spaces)

New Life Christian Chuch 1315 Rand Ave. (75-100 spaces)

Shelters are open and available in Marin County.  

Evacuees in need of shelter may report to the Marin Center Exhibit Hall at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael. Small pets such as dogs and cats are welcome at the temporary shelter.

Marin Humane will provide emergency boarding options for all domestic animals (cats, dogs, etc.) at its main shelter located at 171 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard, Novato. Additional information can be found by calling 415-883-4621 

Since cell phone service is limited in many areas, the public is encouraged to text your text your zip code to 888777 to get information such as evacuation orders, emergency shelter locations, and road closures.

Additional information is available at sonomacounty.ca.gov/FES/Emergency-Management/Emergency-Shelters/   and   www.marincounty.org
 

For full details, view this message on the web.

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10:12 PM

Petaluma Police Department

Advisory: Sonoma County Red Cross Seeking Volunteers.

Sonoma CountyRed Cross Volunteers Needed

Red Cross is in need of volunteers to assist fire evacuees.  Red Cross has exhausted their volunteer pool and many additional hands are now needed during this emergency. Anyone interested can call 707-573-3399 to volunteer or signup via their website at http://tinyurl.com/RedCrossVolOctober2017

For full details, view this message on the web.

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10:12 PM (October 10th)

Petaluma Police Department

Advisory: Sonoma County Red Cross Seeking Volunteers.

Sonoma CountyRed Cross Volunteers Needed

Red Cross is in need of volunteers to assist fire evacuees.  Red Cross has exhausted their volunteer pool and many additional hands are now needed during this emergency. Anyone interested can call 707-573-3399 to volunteer or signup via their website at http://tinyurl.com/RedCrossVolOctober2017

For full details, view this message on the web.

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10:37 PM (October 10th)

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

Advisory: Geyserville Residents - Please check Sheriffs Office Nixle or Facebook for new Evacuation Information.

NEW EVACUATIONS - Geyserville

The following areas are now under MANDATORY EVACUATION:
Hwy 128 - Every residence between 1922 Hwy 128 and the Russian River
Nutter Rd, Sellers RD, River Rd, Fay Ranch Rd, Ridge Oaks Rd, Fox Ridge Rd, Vineyard Rd, Woodridge Rd, Deerpath Dr, Ram Hill Rd, Rockmouth Rd, Colony Rd, Lakewood Ln.

The following areas are under ADVISORY and should consider readying for evacuation should the situation worsen:

Downtown Geyserville, Palomino Rd, Asti Ridge Rd, Highland Ranch Rd

Any additional non-emergent inquiries should be directed to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Facebook Page or Sonoma County EOC 707-565-3856

For full details, view this message on the web.

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10:48 PM (October 10th)

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

Advisory: Sonoma County Sheriff to hold press conference tomorrow 9 AM.

Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano will hold next press conference in front of the main Sheriff's Office located at 2796 Ventura Ave. Santa Rosa, Wednesday October 11th at 9:00 AM.

For full details, view this message on the web

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