*** NO ROTARY MEETING THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH ***
 
Fellow Rotarians,
 
Due to the severe circumstances related to the current and future fire conditions surrounding us, THE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH ROTARY MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. I have conferred with Board members and listened to the most up-to-date new conference on the Sonoma County conditions and we all agree that this is the most prudent course of action for the following reasons:

1. The weather conditions are expected to worsen overnight with high winds that will exacerbate the current fires and may start new ones.

2. First responders will continue to be on the roads responding to all situations, so any unnecessary travel is discouraged. Bottom line: Stay put for safety, your own health conditions and keeping the roads clear for fire, police and medical responders.

3.  A lot of us are still volunteering at evacuation centers, helping family, friends, and business clients with the current situation. These are priority ONE issues for many people right now.

Please share this information with any of your fellow club members who may not check emails on a regular basis. I’ll be up at the club tomorrow to let people know, should they not get the word.
 
Also, please be sure to follow the most current updates that we are posting on our web site under the URGENT-Sonoma County Fires link on the top of the Home Page.
 
With all that’s going on, I wanted to thank everyone for the amazing amount of help, support and challenging work you’re all doing on behalf of so many people in need. The area is still in an emergency situation, so our help will be needed for weeks and months to come. As Rotarians, we will always be there for people whenever and wherever they need us.
 
Stay safe,
 
Chris 
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11:55 AM

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

Interactive Map - Sonoma County Fires
 
 
(note - the system may be overloaded - if so, wait a minute or so, then press F5 key to reload the page and wait...)
 
Screen capture at 1:45 PM
 
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*** SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH - FRIENDSHIP FEAST POSTPONED ***
Hi friends, 
 
With all that is going on in our County right now, We have decided to postpone the Friendship Feast scheduled for Saturday evening. Onita is housing family that have been evacuated from Santa Rosa and I am sure many of you are helping friends, families and strangers through this horrific tragedy.
 
Next week when we have a better idea of how Sonoma County will heal and rebuild from this disaster, we will reach out to each of you to confirm a date that works for all of us.
 
Take care and thank you for all you do in Rotary and for your service to community.
 
Fondly,
 
Tawny and Onita
 
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11:36 AM
 
*** NO ROTARY MEETING THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH ***
 
Fellow Rotarians,
 
Due to the severe circumstances related to the current and future fire conditions surrounding us, THE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH ROTARY MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. I have conferred with Board members and listened to the most up-to-date new conference on the Sonoma County conditions and we all agree that this is the most prudent course of action for the following reasons:

1. The weather conditions are expected to worsen overnight with high winds that will exacerbate the current fires and may start new ones.

2. First responders will continue to be on the roads responding to all situations, so any unnecessary travel is discouraged. Bottom line: Stay put for safety, your own health conditions and keeping the roads clear for fire, police and medical responders.

3.  A lot of us are still volunteering at evacuation centers, helping family, friends, and business clients with the current situation. These are priority ONE issues for many people right now.

Please share this information with any of your fellow club members who may not check emails on a regular basis. I’ll be up at the club tomorrow to let people know, should they not get the word.
 
Also, please be sure to follow the most current updates that we are posting on our web site under the URGENT-Sonoma County Fires link on the top of the Home Page.
 
With all that’s going on, I wanted to thank everyone for the amazing amount of help, support and challenging work you’re all doing on behalf of so many people in need. The area is still in an emergency situation, so our help will be needed for weeks and months to come. As Rotarians, we will always be there for people whenever and wherever they need us.
 
Stay safe,
 
Chris 
 
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12:05 PM

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

Advisory: No re-entry or escorts into evacuation areas
 
The Sheriff's mandatory evacuation order applies to everyone. There are no exceptions. These areas are very unsafe due to hot spots, downed power lines, etc. We are not offering escorts to properties within the evacuation zones.

We understand this is a very difficult time. We're doing everything we can to get you back to your homes as soon as it's safe. Thank you for your patience.

For full details, view this message on the web

(partially recended/corrected/clarification)

1:09 PM

Advisory: Correction: escorts and re-entry

To correct the previous Nixle alert, emergency workers and the press are legally allowed into evacuation zones. The Sheriff's Office is no longer offering escorts into evacuation zones because of safety issues and staffing. 

We appreciate your patience.

For full details, view this message on the web.

 
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3:00 PM
 
Helpful information from Travelers Insurance Company
 
Wildfire Preparation and Recovery Tips from Travelers
Travelers is continuing to monitor the progression of fast-moving wildfires that are currently impacting many California counties. Because your safety is a priority for us, we'd like to share some important wildfire tips to help you stay safe.
✓Preparing for a Wildfire
✓Prepare an evacuation plan
✓Build an emergency preparedness kit in case you're evacuated quickly or you can't return to your home
✓Monitor nearby wildfires on statewide fire maps published by the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection
If you experience property damage from the wildfires and need help recovering, Travelers response teams are available throughout the area offering immediate claim assistance, important safety information and the personal service you expect. 


One of our Mobile Claim Offices is currently en route to the area to offer further assistance. At the Mobile Claim Office you'll be able to:
• Speak directly to one of our Claim professionals
• Begin the claim process, or receive assistance with an existing claim 
• Receive an advance on a covered loss
• Charge your mobile devices, or access the Internet for free 
 
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3:10 PM
 
Good afternoon Petaluma Rotarians.  I am in need of some help from you all.  I am starting to get calls from the Napa area Rotarians that are needing to evacuate.  Since there is only one way out due to road closures and it's to the south, I am hoping to add some of you to my master list of Rotarians that are willing to open your homes.  I need the following information emailed to me if you are able to help....

Phone number
how many bedrooms
able to take animals?  What types (cats, small/large dogs, horses, etc)?
space for RV
any other special considerations

Thank you in advance for your help!

Jennifer Strong 
707-349-0815
 
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4:08 PM
 

Advisory: Petaluma Police Department Update

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2017
Issued By: Deputy Chief Tara Salizzoni

***There are currently NO voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders in the City of Petaluma***

The Petaluma Emergency Operations Center is actively monitoring the fire activity. We want to remind you that there is an increased risk of fire affecting our area due to the red flag weather warnings issued for today. This is due to the fires located to the northeast of Petaluma, as well as the concern over the wind. This is NOT an evacuation order; however we want residents to be prepared if an evacuation order is given. Petaluma residents, especially on the east side of Sonoma Mountain Parkway, should be prepared to leave if an order is given. The shelters in Petaluma are nearing capacity, and can only accommodate an additional 300 people. The Petaluma EOC is currently working with the Sonoma County EOC to determine resources available in Marin County for shelters in case the need arises.

For full details, view this message on the web.

 

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