I see on Major Major Major Major’s introductory thread (welcome to Samwise and our new front pager!) that a number of people are concerned about the Carr Fire and the cities in its path. It looks bad.
Looks like NPR will be updating its report, and the FYNYT has a report that will probably be updated, but they won’t tell us that it is. I don’t usually use “FYNYT,” but that is a practice that deserves it. Anyway, you should be able to get relatively recent news in both places. The State of California also has a fire page for it, with evacuations and other information listed. If you’ve got a good information source, please share in the comments.
I was evacuated from Los Alamos and then from White Rock during the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000. We had a few days notice, so I was as prepared as a person ever is for that sort of thing. The evacuation from a friend’s house in White Rock at 1 am to another friend’s in Santa Fe was a surprise, though. I was lucky – my house was unburnt, and my refrigerator wasn’t even ruined by the lack of power. It’s going to be worse for a lot of people in the Redding area. One person has been killed by the fire already.
All good wishes to the residents of Northern California.
Shasta County Disaster Resources for info about shelters for people and animals, victim assistance, air quality updates and other information.