[Southern California Permaculture] Good News! THOMAS FIRE: All Evacuation Orders Lifted -

Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network sbpcnet at silcom.com
Thu Dec 21 09:34:01 PST 2017

This is an important message from Santa Barbara County Aware & Prepare

THOMAS FIRE:  All Evacuation Orders Lifted – All Santa Barbara County
mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted effective 9 am on
December 21, 2017 (today).

For those who have animals in shelter care, please pick up your animals
before returning home.

Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain.  Please
exercise safety precautions when returning to your home.  

*	When entering your property check for trees, brush, rocks and
debris.  Trees may be weakened or destroyed as result of the fire.  Be on
the lookout for utility poles which may be weakened.  
*	As you walk around your property, check for fire or fire damage.
Hot embers may be seen in rain gutters, on the roof and under overhangs,
under decks and in crawl spaces.  You may see marking tapes or placards on
your mailboxes or home.  These were used by first responders and can now be
*	If your services are off, check for burned service equipment and
facilities.  If there is visible damage, DO NOT attempt to repair or turn on
these services. Call your local utility companies.
*	Once you have secured the outside of your home, check inside for
fire or fire damage. Check for embers in the attic which may have entered
through vents.  If electricity is off, turn off all appliances before
turning it on.  Check if the phone is working.  Check if security systems
and alarms are working.

If you find any of these conditions:

*	Fire or other emergencies – stay away and call 911

*	Damaged utilities – report them to your local utility

For questions, please call the Thomas Fire Information Help Line at

Stay Connected:

For ongoing updates, go to  <http://www.countyofsb.org/> www.CountyofSB.org,
follow @countyofsb on  <http://www.twitter.com/countyofsb> Twitter and
<http://www.facebook.com/countyofsb> Facebook, or call 2-1-1 from 805 area
code or 800-400-1572 outside of 805, or text your zip code to 898-211.

Sistema de Alerta de Emergencia:

Es muy importante que las personas en el Condado de Santa Bárbara se
registren para recibir alertas de emergencias. Inscríbete a
<http://www.awareandprepare.org/> www.AwareAndPrepare.org, si no podemos
localizarte, no podemos alertarte. 

Permanece Conectado:

Para actualizaciones continuas, ve a
<http://www.countyofsb.org/thomasfirespanish.sbc#update> www.CountyofSB.org,
sigue @countyofsb en  <https://twitter.com/csbenespanol> Twitter y
<http://www.facebook.com/countyofsb> Facebook o llama al 2-1-1 desde el
código de área 805, o al 800-400-1572 para fuera del 805, o manda por texto
tu código postal al 898-211.




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(805) 962-2571
P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
margie at sbpermaculture.org
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