Safety and Public Awareness

Safety and Public Awareness

News reporting arrests, weather warnings, product recalls, and other important information relating to safety and public awareness, are found in this category.

According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Dec. 7, 2012:

On 12-7-2012, approximately 4:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Redwood Memorial Hospital that a gun shot victim was brought into the emergency room. A citizen had found the victim “staggering” on State Route Highway 36, near Bridgeville at a turnout, and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim is a 24 year old white male who resides in Hydesville. When deputies met with the victim he told deputies he could not remember much. He said he had hitchhiked out to the Bridgeville area from Hydesville, on 12-6-2012 during the day. He had three different people pick him up and provide him rides.  The victim has provided little information so far to investigators. The victim is being treated for a non-life threatening injury. The case is still under investigation.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

    Update audio added-use the player below.

According to information received by KMUD News from Pacific Gas and Electric, dated Dec. 3, 2012:

PG&E crews worked through the night last night and made good progress restoring power to most of the PG&E service area. Today’s focus will be on moving crews to the harder hit areas where restoration efforts have been impacted by access issues. The goal is to have the vast majority of our customers restored today, but there will likely be some customers without power until tomorrow morning.

Listed below are the number of customers currently out of service as of 10:20 a.m., Dec. 3, 2012


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Additiionally, information from a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Dec. 2, 2012 indicated that the following roads have been affected by the recent storms:

Closed Due to Flooding:
Port Kenyon Road, between Market Street and California Street
Meridian Road, between Port Kenyon Road and Centerville Road
California Street, between Port Kenyon Road and Van Ness Avenue
Kimtu Road at Camp Kimtu
Glendale Drive, PM 2.00
Hookton Road at Eel River Drive
Howard Heights Road
Berta Road
Elk River Road, SE of Zane Road
Mad River Road, PM 3.2 (Tyee City)

Closed Due to Slide or Slip Out:
Blue Slide Road, PM 2.40
Shively Flat Road at School Rd

Flooded, Not Closed:
Dyerville Loop Road, PM 2.64, 4WD only
Crannell Road, 4WD only
Freshwater Road, several locations
Old Arcata Road @ Jacoby Creek
Old Arcata Road, between Redmond Road and Ole Hanson Road
Elk Creek Road, South of Pine Hill Rd
Zane Road

Other Restrictions:
Sprowel Creek Road near Leino, 1 lane
Mattole Road PM 11.00, 1 lane
Mattole Road PM 13.66, 1 lane
Mattole Road, PM 40.5, 1 lane
Mattole Road, PM 20.00, 1 lane
Alderpoint Road, approx PM 11.00, 1 lane
The boat at McCann will not be operating today due to large amount of debris in water.

 Use the player below to hear all about our recent storms in a story featuring multiple interviews, aired by KMUD News Coordinator, Terri, Klemetson, on the KMUD Local News Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

The photos below shows the slide near Honeydew, resulting from the recent storm. The slide is located above the Mattole Road, at the top of Cartwright Rd. Seven families are working to gain temporary access around the slide. The photos were sent to KMUD News by Mariah Gregori and were taken looking over the edge from Cartwright Rd.

Additional storm-related sources:

Click here for KMUD News Facebook
Click here for Northern Hemisphere Satellite Animation.
Click here for views from the Caltrans traffic camera in Mendocino Co./Hwy. 101 at the north Confusion Hill Bridge, 7 miles south of the Humboldt Co. line.
Other Traffic Cameras in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino counties. 
Click here for the National Weather Service web page.

Use the player below to listen to updated audio about this storm system, including  three interviews.

According to a Weather Statement issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wed. Nov. 28, 2012:

The current weather system in Northern California has triggered a "High Wind Warning", in effect today (Thurs., Nov. 29, 2012) from 3 am to 8 pm., PST, and a "Flood Watch" effective through late tonight. This hazardous weather outlook is for northwest California.

The release goes on to warn that: "Large trees and large branches will be knocked down by this storm....and can be deadly when they fall onto cars or people. Avoid unnecessary travel and stay indoors, if possible.  If you must travel, slow down to provide more reaction time in case the road is blocked by a tree."

Click here for more info. on the Flood Warning.

According to information released by the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, sandbags will be available at the following locations:

The following Trinity County Yards from 9:00am-3:00pm: Trinity Center, 35 Airport Road; Hayfork, 180 Morgan Hill Road; Ruth, 17960 Mad River Road
In Weaverville, Weaverville Solid Waste Transfer Site located at 173 Tom Bell Road from 8:00am-4:00pm.
There will be a limit of 25 bags per household. Please bring your own shovel.
In case of an emergency after hours please call the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office at 530-623-2611.

Use the player below to hear more information about the current storm system including interviews with Bob Ruehl, the observing Program Leader with the National Weather Service in Eureka, John Buttons of the California Conservation Crew (CCC), and Humbold County Road Maintenance Supervisor Marty Messenger. This piece was aired by KMUD News Cordinator, Cynthia Elkins, on the KMUD Local News Thurs., Nov. 29, 2012.



According to a press release titled, "Message from Office of Emergency Services - Weather Shift",  from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, dated Nov. 27, 2012:

A major shift in the weather pattern will bring wet and windy weather to all of Northern and Central California beginning midweek and lasting through the weekend and into the beginning of next week. Heavy precipitation is expected across northern portions of the state with high rainfall rates first on Wednesday then again on Friday into Saturday. Urban and small stream flooding will be common, even extending into central California. Regarding main stem rivers, this event will be the largest of the season to date, and rapid rises on some rivers can be expected, but for the most part remain below levels of serious concern. Meanwhile mud and debris flows are possible especially near areas burned during recent wildfires.

The press release goes on to indicate that the flood control reservoirs seem to be in excellent shape and further states that: "This storm sequence should wet basins down pretty well, making subsequent events much more effective, and the long-range guidance suggests that the storm door is remaining open."

Additional Info:
Click here for Northern Hemisphere Satellite Animation.
Click here for views from the Caltrans traffic camera in Mendocino Co./Hwy. 101 at the north Confusion Hill Bridge, 7 miles south of the Humboldt Co. line.
Other Traffic Cameras in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino counties. 
Click here for the National Weather Service web page.

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