Thursday, December 7, 2023

Evacuations Continuing to Grow in Round Valley

A picture of the August Complex provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office

Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:

Evacuation updates for Covelo Area of Mendocino County due to August Complex Fire and Hopkins Fire

The following areas are under Mandatory Evacuation Orders:

The area of Island Mountain, south of the County Line, north of Bell Springs Rd and North of the Eel River.

The National Forest area from the Anthony Peak down to Hull Mountain, west of the county line, and East of the Eel River near the Eel River Ranger Station.

Leave now. Use safest evacuation routes possible. Monitor media and Nixle. Do not call 9 1 1 for information. Call 9 1 1 for life-threatening emergency only. Use safest evacuation route possible.

For maps go to https://tinyurl.com/MendoEvac

MCSO has also provided a list of the evacuation shelters for anyone affected by the August Complex Fire and Hopkins Fire

Due to the spread of the August Complex Fire near Covelo, the following sheltering locations have been established:

1. Covelo High School for people (76280 High School Street)

2. Covelo Rodeo Grounds for small/large animals and livestock (77286 Covelo Road)Those needing assistance with their animals specific to Covelo can call 707-272-2299 and ask for Sarah.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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