Mono County’s Proclamation of Local Emergency issued Friday, September 18 in response to the Creek Fire

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8 Responses to Mono County’s Proclamation of Local Emergency issued Friday, September 18 in response to the Creek Fire

  1. Get some answers September 22, 2020 at 10:01 pm #

    I think what’s being missed here with Michele’s question is that she is trying to put her evacuation plan in place and figure out where to go ahead of time especially since she has animals to care for. Not everyone has a place, family or friends where they know they can go and be taken in. Surely Mono County will be setting up evacuation centers if need be? Right? Doesn’t it make sense to let people know where they will be if needed? So people know if they should head south to Crowley, or Bishop? East to Chalfant? North to Bridgeport?
    It doesn’t hurt to be over prepared and know your options. I’m surprised and a bit disappointed her question of shelter was not answered.
    Michele, call your Council members and county supervisors and ask them point blank what their plans are for potential evacuation centers should it come to that.

     
  2. Michele Royalty September 21, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

    This doesn’t tell me where to go. What if the Web does out as it does several times a day?

     
    • Charles James September 21, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

      You likely have a radio in your car…or even a standalone radio in the home. A battery-operated radio (with extra batteries/don’t store the batteries in the radio) is something everyone should have in their emergency “go bag.” When cell service goes out, radio stations (provided you have access to radio signals where you live) should be working fine. In a real emergency, radio stations will begin providing information to the public that should answer many of the questions people may have.
      Visit CAL FIRE’s website, PREPARE FOR WILDFIRE, for more information.

       
  3. Don Kirk September 21, 2020 at 9:00 am #

    Are we now at a point where we should be packing up and ready to go???
    Is it true that the Fire now is only 5 or 6 miles away from Devils Post Pile???
    Please advise????

     
    • Charles James September 21, 2020 at 11:31 am #

      Don, this is the response we received from the Mono County EOC from another reader/listener:
      “Short answer, the Fire has not reached the Management Action Points (MAPS) or triggers that would initiate a potential evacuation warning. The fire is approx.. 7+miles from Devils Postpile and 14+ miles from Mammoth Lakes. I would recommend Michelle follow the Mono County Creek Fire Portal for updates, maps, and scheduled community conversations. We have a Zoom Presentation and Community Conversation scheduled tomorrow, September 22 at 7:00pm specifically for Mammoth Lakes.

      All information is posted online: https://on.mono.ca.gov/creekfire . (Stuart Brown, EOC)

       
  4. Michele Wilson September 20, 2020 at 8:13 pm #

    Where should we plan to go if we have to evacuate? We have 2 dogs and 2 cats, have crates for cats. I assume we would have to go south. But we have not seen any recommendations even as the fire is 6 miles from Devils Postpile.
    It will be impossible to camp anywhere.

     
    • Charles James September 21, 2020 at 12:23 am #

      Hi Michele, we hope this finds you, the family and the dogs and cats well and safe. We sent your question to the Mono County Emergency Operation Center for their best advice. Typically, the county and the American Red Cross set up several evacuation centers outside the area. Probably wouldn’t hurt to know which direction to go. They will take good care of you when you get there and they usually have accommodations for pets set up as part of the planning. Our best wishes.

       
    • Charles James September 21, 2020 at 11:32 am #

      Michele, this is the response we received from Mono County EOC:
      “Short answer, the Fire has not reached the Management Action Points (MAPS) or triggers that would initiate a potential evacuation warning. The fire is approx.. 7+miles from Devils Postpile and 14+ miles from Mammoth Lakes. I would recommend Michelle follow the Mono County Creek Fire Portal for updates, maps, and scheduled community conversations. We have a Zoom Presentation and Community Conversation scheduled tomorrow, September 22 at 7:00pm specifically for Mammoth Lakes.

      All information is posted online: https://on.mono.ca.gov/creekfire. (Stuart Brown. Mono EOC)

       

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