Emergency Services Assessing Needs of Evacuees Entering Community

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Humboldt County Seal 2017As multiple wildfires continue to threaten our neighboring counties, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services has created an information line dedicated to assessing the needs of evacuees entering our community.

Evacuees entering Humboldt County are encouraged to call 707-441-5000 for information about services available to them while waiting to return to their homes. This line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Resource information can also be found online at http://humboldtgov.org/incident.

The Eureka Community Health and Wellness Center, located at 2200 Tydd Street in Eureka, is currently accepting patients who have been displaced due to wildfire. Evacuees are encouraged to visit this clinic for all non-emergency medical needs (including medication refills, breathing treatments and outpatient care). Evacuees who are experiencing a medical emergency should not visit this location, and should call 9-1-1 instead.

As with any disaster, community members wanting to provide aid to wildfire victims should only donate to a legitimate and reputable agency. Locally, Pay it Forward Humboldt, Redwood Capital Bank and United Way of Northern California are accepting financial contributions to aid wildfire victims. For more information on how to donate, visit http://humboldtgov.org/incident.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services will be issuing information updates as needed via county news alerts and social media. To sign up for county news alerts, go to the county’s website.

For the most up to date information, please visit:

Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services Facebook Page

Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services Twitter Page

Be prepared in the event of an emergency and sign up for Humboldt ALERT. Humboldt ALERT allows the Office of Emergency Services to contact thousands of residents in minutes, so you can find out about an emergency right away using methods that you choose, such as email, phone, and text message.

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  • What’s the wait time from the initial hot spark, until the villagers be made aware? The Sonoma County Sheriff waited way long, saying he wanted the roads to remain clear for first responders.

    Since The County’s roads ‘ report remains at F, and we’re much more remote than Sonoma County, Billy best be on the horn faster than a Humboldt hippie can light up. =^.^= (suzy blah blah quote). Maybe he’ll be on vacation from his 9-4 job. That office is empty if you don’t get there before 4:00. I know, re-remind him of his job description: protect man’s property. That’s what we pay him for. All else is Shinola.

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