California Wildfires

California Wildfires

On November 8, 2018 several wildfires sparked across Northern and Southern California. While they continue to burn out of control it is suspected that hundreds, if not thousands, of homes have burned.

Recent reports suggest there are hundreds of people still missing and unaccounted for. Twitter is active with people looking for missing loved ones. Facebook has pages and groups dedicated to reuniting families and their pets. 

The destruction is hard to comprehend, it is so widespread and so devastating.

Check back often for updates, to donate, to request donations, and to join our Adopt a Family program.

Make a donation to California Fire Relief

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3 hours ago

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For the rest of February we want to highlight all the tools that make #VegetationManagement possible. Pictured is a firefighter using a drip torch, which is a valuable tool used for prescribed burns. calfire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_vegetation ... See MoreSee Less

For the rest of February we want to highlight all the tools that make #VegetationManagement possible. Pictured is a firefighter using a drip torch, which is a valuable tool used for prescribed burns. http://calfire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_vegetation

 

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And wind can cause those flames to blow in wrong direction. It's an art form not to start a fire by trying to do Prescribed Burns.

4 days ago

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Due to the heavy rains experienced across California, we have seen an increase in #flooding. Please exercise caution in these areas because this flooding can be extremely dangerous! www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_firesafety_floods ... See MoreSee Less

Due to the heavy rains experienced across California, we have seen an increase in #flooding. Please exercise caution in these areas because this flooding can be extremely dangerous! http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_firesafety_floodsImage attachment

 

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ENGLISH is our official language.

And if the road says closed, it's closed for a reason.

Yes. Highway 20 is in danger of looking like this if we get much more rain.

If your income tax deductions after the Republican/Trump scam tax cuts were a little smaller last year, guess what? You will get a smaller refund this year. Many of you will have to send a check to the IRS bigger than usual. “The 2017 law was supposed to boost workers' wages, create jobs, and drive more investment — and as we've known for a while, it's done none of that. But now we can add two more failures to the creatively-named Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA): It hasn't encouraged corporations to return their profits from overseas, and it's probably hiding a nasty surprise for many Americans come tax season.” – Jeff Spross If in your tax bracket, after Trump's tax cuts, you received 3% more money in your paycheck, and then when you file your taxes you receive an average of 8% refund less than other years, how much are you losing? The tax cuts only benefit the rich. That's all Paul Ryan wanted; he got it and ran away. I invite you to show how you feel about it. “Lower tax refunds might hurt the economy. If Americans are getting less money back, that might mean they're going to spend less of their refund.” - Jordan Valinsky Your (small) refunds will be delayed thanks to President Donald Trump’s shutdown. "I DIDN’T NEED TO DO THIS." - Donald Trump as he declares a national emergency taking billions of dollars away from our Veterans, and leaving for Florida for the weekend to PLAY GOLF. JOIN THE GENERAL STRIKE APRIL 15, 2019. PROTEST THE ILLEGITIMATE CORRUPT CRUEL TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. EVENT: GENERAL STRIKE TO REMOVE TRUMP FROM OFFICE. WHEN: APRIL 15, 2019. TIME: 12:00 AM TO 11:59 PM. WHERE: THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. PLAN AHEAD: The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Give yourself a national holiday and take the day off from work. Vote.

Shouldn't there be warnings in ALL of the other languages spoken in California?

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5 days ago

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This #ValentinesDay, we want to show our love for the place we call home! Together, we can help make California a fire safe masterpiece. #HappyValentinesDay ... See MoreSee Less

 

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We can❣️ Happy Valentines Day.

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To help make CA a fire safe place, please support our beavers! Beaver ponds/wetlands help mitigate wildfire risk by creating natural fire breaks of deep water and increasing humidity of air. (photo Joe Wheaton, Sharp Fire Idaho)

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6 days ago

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With heavy rains expected across California, we want to take the time to remind you to stay aware of your surroundings and exercise extreme caution while driving. www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_firesafety_floods ... See MoreSee Less

With heavy rains expected across California, we want to take the time to remind you to stay aware of your surroundings and exercise extreme caution while driving. http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/communications_firesafety_floods

 

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Reminder if wipers are on lights need to be on.

Currently in santa cruz

Monstrous rain in Lake County tonight. It comes in waves. Not sure what that weather pattern is.

It’s kind of like ice fishing, you don’t really want to be first.😉

Hailey Just a friendly reminder with all the rain on the way 😉

Don’t take chances with your life. It’s not worth it.

The best way to survive, water over a road,.... If you can't see the road surface, assume it isn't there.

Sigh.....should never have to keep putting this "reminder" out if only folks had common sense....but for those who dont....well here it is again

Trying to get home from work hitched a ride... then 40 minuets of 4 more rivulet/flood crossings. BV to Arnold CA

Be careful I’m driving Denny and Angel

Let Darwin work.

epic rainfall is coming....

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Thank you.

Caution please ❤

Thank you! Sharing. ....

Lisa Martinelli Tatum Donna Splawn Ŧ

Caleb Farrar reminding you of this because i could just see you go barreling through something like this in your truck 🙄 lol

Christina Ponce 😳

Maddo Badawy

Amber Casey Wyatt

Cody King be aware please

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6 days ago

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#LovingCA would not be complete if we left out the trees growing in our cities. Watch the video to find out how we use vegetation management to care for trees in urban areas! Sacramento Tree Foundation Urban Wood Rescue www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_urbanforestry ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Scot Miller, Bethany Hannah - Thanks for sharing your stories with us!

Support your local portable mill operator!

Interesting reading

Trees [- BIG water users!

Christopher Alan

CAL FIRE the biggest waste of taxpayers money. You spent over a billion dollars and had more acreage burned and more homes lost than ever before. Something needs to change. Why not welcome and support private FF companies like most of the other western states. Cut costs and provide better service

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Resources for Survivors of the California Wildfires

Join our Bear Hugger Adopt a Family Program™ 

One of the most powerful things we can do for people in the aftermath of disaster is let them know we care and they are not alone. That’s what this program is designed to do.

Our Bear Hugger Adopt a Family Program allows families to adopt other families in need after a disaster. Many times people want to donate to someone specific, someone they feel like they know, someone they can get specific items for.

Below you can register as a family in need or a family who can help. Please register below to be paired with your Bear Hugger family today. 

What to do After a Disaster 

Emergency Food and Water After a Disaster

If you need emergency food and water after a disaster, find an open emergency shelter or listen to local radio or TV for other disaster feeding sites. You can also check with local agencies for food assistance.

If you’re in your home, follow guidelines for food safety after a power outage or flood.

For specific food safety guidelines after a flood visit the USA.gov website and get specific action steps to keep you and your family safe.

Returning Home After a Disaster 

We know you may be tempted, but whatever you do, do NOT attempt to return to your property until your local officials have given the all clear. Though it may feel like it takes forever to get permission to go back, know that local officials want to get you in there just as soon as they are sure that it is safe.

After disasters there are often downed power lines that are hidden under debris, unstable buildings that can fall at any moment, or other hazards you may not be aware of.

Once home, remember disposal is going to be a huge consideration. Keep an eye out for items that will need special forms of disposal. Follow your area’s guidelines for disposing of damaged property.

If your family heirlooms or treasures have been damaged, there are a number of resources for saving them online.

Disaster Relief Assistance

There are several places to look for disaster relief assistance. In addition to your local government you can check the following links:


Tax Relief After a Disaster

Find out if you qualify for disaster relief on your federal taxes.


Complaints

If you have a complaint about disaster relief assistance, contact the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General’s Office at 1-800-323-8603.

Make a donation to California Fire Relief

California Wildfires
by the Numbers

  • 250,000+ current evacuations
  • 100,000+ acres burned
  • 2,000+ homes destroyed
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    Burning at a rate of 1 football field every 1.2 seconds

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Join us for a FREE #insurance claim workshop hosted by Commissioner @ICRicardoLara this weekend at @ChicoState for #CampFire survivors. CDI staff will meet one-on-one w/residents. Call for appointment 800-927-4357. More: https://t.co/UGtum1AmUQ #ParadiseStrong @paradise_ca

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If you like our Light 'n Go #Bonfire, keep an eye out for our Go-Log! It is quick and easy to use just like the Bonfire, but features a horizontal design!! #outdoors #campfire #fireplace #woodstove #warmth #easy #glamping #quicklight #easylight

This is what it’s all about! ❤️

The Ballejos family has their beloved dog named Kingston back, 101 days after the #CampFire

He was found, trapped and given a bath by a group of volunteers and today, he was reunited with his family.

#LateNewsTonight at 11 @ABC10 @dog_rates

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