2020 LNU Lightning Complex

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(Original Post) 19 Aug 2020 @ 9:30 PM Pacific
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Hello Everybody,
We hope you’re safe right now
as the many fires sparked by lightning strikes (over 10,000 in the first August storms), are flaring up all over the state and already stretching CalFire’s resources dangerously thin. Fires are continuing to run in multiple directions and impact multiple communities. There are now over 500 fires in California (including 23 major “complex” fires).


LNU Lightning Complex Fire”                                          (LNU = Lake Napa Unit)
Fatalities: 5 (plus 4 injuries — as of 24 Aug)
Counties Affected: Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Yolo & Solano
Multiple Blazes: Hennessey, Gamble, 15-10, Spanish, Markley, 11-16, Walbridge (13-4).
Started: 17 Aug 2020
Acres Burned: 350,000+ acres (as of 24 Aug)
Structures: 871+ destroyed, 234+ damaged, 30,500+ threatened (as of 24 Aug)
Containment: 22% (as of 24 Aug) —— 98% (as of 26 Sep)
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LNU Lightning Complex(3 fires), Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit, Cal Fire. IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 2). Two miles north of Barro, CA. Chapparal, tall grass and timber. Extreme fire behavior with long-range spotting, short-range spotting and wind-driven runs. Numerous structures, energy and communication infrastructure threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect.


Lake County & Cobb Area Information

• Radio      • Weather      • Maps      • Images       • Info & Alerts


• Radio •

Radio Frequencies (MHz):
   462.5500   CAVERN Main GMRS Repeater Channel        (DCS Tone: D071N)
   154.2875   Morgan Valley Fire Command / Round Fire (“Fire 23”)
   155.0250   CalFire LNUE (CAVERN 47)
   169.5375   Hennessey East Fire Command

NOTE: to tune in 7-digit freqs, use Menu on your radio to set the “Step” to “2.5“, the smallest increment. On some radios, the last digit is just visible in a very tiny font on the radio’s display.

Web-Based Radio:
Lake County Fire & Police Radio (direct: Lake County emergency svcs)
Broadcastify.com (general: online radio frequency aggreagtor)

Stay Tuned: more frequencies are coming soon from CAVERN Network Control !


Weather

NWS Weather Update
• 21 Aug •

Fire Weather Threat:
Thunderstorms Possible on Monday & Tuesday (24 & 25 Aug)
across northwest California.
New wildfires may be ignited by lightning

National Weather Service                                                      (general)
Current Weather for Cobb, Lake County                                 (95426)
The Geysers • Weather Forecast

WindFinder.com                                                    (dynamic wind maps)
Windy.com                                                          (wind tracking website)
AirNow.gov                                                        (CA fire & smoke maps)
LightningMaps.org                                         (pinpoint lightning strikes)


Maps •

Lake County Fire & Evac GIS Maps
Lake County, CA GIS Portal
Lake County Map Info:                   Email: Lon.Sharp@LakeCountyCA.gov
National Wildfire Coordinating Group                 (maps w/fire overlays)
CalTopo.com                                     (topographic maps with data layers)
SF Chronicle Fire Maps                        (both current & historical fire info)
ArcGIS Map of LNU Complex Fire             (complex extents, evac zones)
LNU Incident Maps                     (NIFC maps: hi-res downloadable PDFs)


• Images •

AlertWildfire.org                  (Lake County & North Bay area tower cams)

19 Aug: Some LNU Complex Fires (from the Cobb Mtn 1 webcam)

• Info & Alerts •

LNU Lightning Complex Fire Info                                 (LNU fire details)
Fire Updates from CalFire                                       (general CF website)
CalFire LNU Tweets                                      (updates for hummingbirds)
FlightRadar24.com                                             (track aerial fire-flights)
Fire Info for Resource Mgmt Sys                            (NASA data d/l login)
Lake County Sheriff OES Alerts                     (emergency services alerts)
511.org Road Closures                         (critical fire-related road closures)
CA Dept of Transportation                        (enter hwy# for road closures)
Red Cross People Locator                                      (safe & well program)

211 General Help Line                                      (bay area 24/7 help line)
707.967.4207    CalFire LNU 24/7 Info                              (see note*)

* CF 24/7 Info NOTE: the St Helena dispatch command center is handling these calls and is already stretched thin from coordinating CF’s dozens of fire engine crews. The voicemailbox may be full when you call andif it’s very busy there may be nobody able to answer, but: a 911 operator may call you back to make sure you’re not in imminent danger, so please call only w/serious issues.

NIFC.gov                                            (National Interagency Fire Center)
Wildfire Intel Forum                   (community wildfire intelligence forum)

Nixle Alerts:                                                Text JOINLCSO to 888777

Nixle Alert • 19 Aug 2020 @ 9:42 PM Pacific
LCSO has issued Evacuation Orders for Residents in…

FaceBook Scanner Groups:                         (from Mel / Siegler 001)
Public Safety Scanner Lake County CA
https://www.facebook.com/OnTheScannerLakeCounty
Lake County Public Safety Scanner and Awareness
Lake County, California Emergency Warnings and Preparedness


• Other Useful Links…     (WIP)
Get Started as a CA.VERN Volunteer Emergency Radio Network Operator…

Dav

Author: Dav

Dav works on the Harmless Little Project (HLP) for the CryptoRights Foundation (CRF) at their CIPHR ThinkTank near Cobb, which includes the VERN project and the CAVERN project.

4 thoughts on “2020 LNU Lightning Complex”

  1. Below are resources that may be able to assist you regarding the LNU Lightning Complex Wildfires. To access the websites, please click on the links. You may wish to contact these providers for additional information.
    Wildfire Preparedness and Recovery
    https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa_46.pdf
    https://www.osha.gov/dts/wildfires/response.html
    https://www.ready.gov/wildfires
    https://www.ready.gov/home-fires
    http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire

    Evacuation Map
    https://doitgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=85ff2f5b
    85574767905e8157576b8c47&extent=-
    13609268.342%2C4621030.036%2C-
    13545061.2382%2C4655388.4802%2C102100

    Napa County Office of Emergency Services
    https://www.countyofnapa.org/353/Emergency-Services
    https://local.nixle.com/napa-county-oes

    City of Napa
    https://www.cityofnapa.org/292/Emergency-Information

    Solano County Office of Emergency Services
    https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/oes

    Solano County Sheriff’s Department
    https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/sheriff/default.asp
    https://twitter.com/solanosheriff
    Solano County Hotlines
    Missing Persons Unit: 707-784-1613 or 707-784-1607
    Evacuations: 707-784-1634 or 707-784-1635
    Vacaville Police Department
    https://www.ci.vacaville.ca.us/departments/police-department
    https://twitter.com/VacavillePolice

    CalFire
    https://www.fire.ca.gov
    https://twitter.com/calfirelnu

    Road Closures:
    For information about road closures you may dial 511 or obtain information
    online http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi

    Local Red Cross Locator:
    http://www.redcross.org/find-your-local-chapter

    Locating Missing Loved Ones
    Individuals are encouraged to use the Red Cross Safe and Well Program.
    Individuals may use this website to search for loved ones in a disaster
    area. Additionally, individuals in areas affected by a disaster may list
    themselves as safe and well if loved ones are searching for them.
    https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

    Red Cross Smartphone Apps
    Apps will update people on current situation and provide information on
    safety during a disaster.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa&hl=en
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.hzd
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/first-aid-by-american-red/id529160691
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/emergency-by-american-red/id954783878

    2-1-1 Bay Area
    https://www.211bayarea.org
    2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that connects callers to
    information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day,
    seven days a week, even during disasters. Please call if you are seeking
    resources such as clothing, food, or programs for your family.

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    500 C Street Southwest
    Washington, DC 20472
    800-621-FEMA
    https://www.fema.gov
    If a disaster is declared in your area, please call to apply for assistance or
    visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov.

    FEMA Text Message Program
    To locate an open emergency shelter, text SHELTER and a Zip Code
    to 43362 (4FEMA).
    To locate an open Disaster Recovery Center, text DRC and a Zip
    Code to 43362 (4FEMA).
    Please note that standard message and data rates apply.

    California Office of Emergency Services
    http://www.caloes.ca.gov

    CalWORKs
    http://www.cdss.ca.gov/CalWORKS

    Local Salvation Army Locator
    http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

    VBRO
    VRBO may offer reduced rates for housing in times of disaster.
    https://www.vrbo.com

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