Reports for 2017-10-14

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10/14/17 - 1130hrs Daily report, California State Militia

* North Bay, San Francisco Bay Area – UPDATE – Right now firefighters are fighting a pick-up in wind with 20-40mph gusts. This has forced new evacuations in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa and Lake County. Firefighters have gained a small amount of ground with the North Bay fires. This is nowhere near over but containment has begun on some of the fires. That said, the Atlas fire is still pushing on American Canyon and many of the fires are still raging with only a small amount of containment. The change in temperature and hopefully drop in wind gusts should continue to aid firefighters. Multiple brush fires that erupted last Sunday night spread to massive quick moving firestorms including the 35,270 acre Tubbs Fire (44% contained). At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds are reported missing. Over 88,000 acres have been burned with the three largest fires includes the above mentioned Tubbs and the 50,383 acre Atlas fire (45% contained) as well as the Nuns fire at 46,104 acres (10% contained). At least 5700 buildings have been destroyed. Governor Brown has declared a State of emergency for Napa, Sonoma and Yuba Counties. If you want to volunteer, call the evacuation centers ahead of time and ask them when they need help. They will be happy to schedule your help. Be aware if you just show up you may be turned away as many places get large numbers of volunteers each day. Here is a list of evacuations and shelters to get you started: -Warnings/ Advisories * Wind Advisory: East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range; North Bay Mountains, Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Clear Lake, Southern Lake County; Northern Sacramento Valley; Southern Sacramento Valley, San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley, Ventura County Coast, Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley; Santa Clarita Valley; Ventura County Coastal Valleys; Ventura County Interior Valleys, Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Ventura County Mountains, Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles, Southeastern San Joaquin Valley; Southwestern San Joaquin Valley, Kern County Mountains, * Red Flag warning: North Bay Interior Valleys, East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range; North Bay Mountains, Lower Colorado River Valley, Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; Ventura County Coast, Ventura County Coastal Valleys; Ventura County Interior Valleys, Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley; Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, Los Angeles County Mountains, Angeles National Forest; Ventura County Mountains, Los Padres National Forest, Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley, Kern County Mountains, Orange County Inland; San Bernardino County Mountains-Including The Mountain Top And Front Country Ranger Districts Of The San Bernardino National Forest; San Bernardino and Riverside County Valleys - The Inland Empire; Santa Ana Mountains-Including The Trabuco Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest, Central Sacramento Valley including Glenn, Colusa, Yuba, Northern Sutter, Butte County Below 1000 Ft; Eastern Delta; Northern Sacramento Valley to Southern Tehama County Line Below 1000 Ft; Southern Sacramento Valley In Yolo, Sacramento, Far Western Placer, Southern Sutter and Solano County Below 1000 Ft - Excludes the Delta, E Mendocino NF; Eastern Portion of Shasta, Trinity NF; Lake County Portion of Lake-Nappa-Sonoma RU; Northern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft. From Yuba To Amador Counties; Northern Sierra Foothills from 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes Nevada-Yuba-Placer RU and Anador-Eldorado RU; Northern Sierra Including Lassen NP and Plumas and Lassen NF, S West of the Sierra Crest - West of Evans Peak, Grizzly Peak, Beckworth Peak; Southern and Eastern Mendocino NF, Southeast Edge Shasta, Trinity NF and Western Portions of Tahima, Glenn RU; Stanislaus National Forest; Tahoe - Eldorado National Forest, Trinity; Van Duzen, Mad River; W Mendocino NF, E Mendocino Unit, * Freeze Warning: Northeastern Mendocino Interior; Northern Trinity; Northwestern Mendocino Interior; Southern Trinity * Air Quality Alert: Fresno; Kern; Kings; Madera; Merced; San Joaquin; Stanislaus; Tulare (How the Bay area is not included in this I don’t know) -Weather (South Bay/ San Jose) * Sunrise - 0715hrs. Sunset - 1832hrs. * Mostly Sunny/ Hazy from smoke * Highs hitting 81 - lows toward 52 * No Allergy Alert from Trees. No allergy alert from grass, Moderate for weeds * Temperatures will warm, reaching lower 90s by Sunday and then cool going into next week. Mid 60s and rain possible on next Thursday and Friday! - Ring of Fire * 2.5 W of Lake Nacimiento, 2.5 SE of Yosemite Valley, 3.9 NW of Redwood Valley, CA. 5.1 SSW of Puerto Vivas, Venezuela, 5.5 SSW of San Sionisio del Mar, Mexico - Civil Unrest/ Terrorism * Mogadishu, Somalia – A car bomb has killed at least 22 people in the capitol city. * Morocco – Police there have arrested 11 suspects linked to the Islamic State. - CA Firearms Laws: * Here come the bills – First one to oppose is from Feinstein- Bill S 1916 also HR 3947 More info and link to oppose here: * Same tyranny as yesterday. Thought of the day: time to get to work! The weekend you say? Training, helping, learning, growing. What are you planning? Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe -DeltaWhiskey