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#wildfire mitigation strategies: a thread. The goal of many #wildfire mitigation strategies is NOT to stop a fire. It is to alter fire behavior, lower intensity, reduce embers, facilitate safe evacuation, and support firefighter safety. 1/n
Fuel treatments have repeatedly brought crown fire to the ground, lessened spotting distance and density of embers, and often occur along roads specifically to mitigate the situation we saw in Paradise -- trapped vehicles with trees falling on roads and high fire intensity.
Fuel treatments also give firefighters a safe place to work, when they have time to get there (also why they often occur on roads). Burnout operations are often anchored on fuel treatments, and many fire perimeters include sections of fuel treatments that were successful.
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Critical fire weather is expected today-Thursday evening in the Sierras and much of #NorCal.

@NWS issued a red flag warning that includes most of Modoc County, the @ShastaTrinityNF in Siskiyou County, and a large swath of interior #NorCal.

Mind these equipment use safety tips⬇️ Red flag warning safety tips: Never mow or trim dry grass on a Red Flag Warning Day. (Mow before 10 a.m. on a day when its not hot and windy); Never use lawn mowers in dry vegetation; Spark arresters are required in wildland areas on all portable gasoline powered equipment.
@NWS @ShastaTrinityNF @Cal_OES @SiskiyouOES @CALFIRESKU @SiskiyouSheriff @CALFIRELMU Red flag warnings are the highest alert for ideal weather conditions which may result in extreme fire behavior.

During these times, extreme caution is urged by all residents. A simple spark can cause a major #wildfire.

Mind these campfire safety tips⬇️ Red flag warning safety tips: Before starting a campfire, make sure you have a campfire permit and that they are permitted on the land you are visiting.<br />
Afterwards, ensure that your campfire is properly extinguished.
@NWS @ShastaTrinityNF @Cal_OES @SiskiyouOES @CALFIRESKU @SiskiyouSheriff @CALFIRELMU Weather patterns that can cause a red flag watch or warning include low relative humidity, strong winds, dry fuels, the possibility of dry lightning strikes, or any combination of the above.

Keep in mind these safety tips to create defensible space ⬇️ Red flag warning safety tips: Residents should make sure they have 100 feet of defensible space around structures; Clear dead weeds and vegetation; Remove leaves and needles from gutters; Trim branches 6 feet from the ground.
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Unprecedented #wildfire activity in the #Arctic Circle in June 2019, with notable widespread fires in Sakha Republic, Russia for much of the last 3 weeks, as estimated with #Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service GFAS data based on MODIS 🛰️obs confluence.ecmwf.int/display/CKB/CA…
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THREAD: @PGE4Me on Tuesday filed for Chapter 11 #bankruptcy protection, a move the company insists is necessary to contend with at least $30 billion in potential liabilities growing out of the calamitous #wildfire seasons of 2017 and 2018.
@PGE4Me In a simple voluntary petition filed just after midnight Tuesday morning with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, @PGE4Me estimated its liabilities at about $51 billion and its assets at more than $71 billion.
@PGE4Me Despite that solvency, @PGE4Me officials argued that they need the Chapter 11 protections because they are unable to borrow enough cash to cover operating costs.
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It's the night before thanksgiving. It's cold and wet outside. #CampFire evacuees are still bracing the elements and looking for shelter. Here are some images I'd like to share some images from my time exploring the Chico Walmart parking lot, a temporary refuge for some.
Folks like Sarah, Martin and James, from Magalia, have made the most out of their circumstance. A parking spot was their living room. They set up a propane heater (which was stolen in the middle of the night later) and a television to watch the latest news on the #CampFire.
Brenda Wilson tried very hard to keep her dog Scooby warm. The dog was shivering. She slept in the car. She was cold herself. She was distraught and wanted to go home. When I spoke to her, she had no idea if her home survived the #CampFire.
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THREAD: how to help wildfire efforts. Because of my background, I’ve been asked for my recommendations of best orgs to help with #wildfire relief. #CaliforniaFires #CampFireSmoke #ButteCountyFire #CalFire #firefighters
2- my focus was NorCal because this is the vastly more disastrous area. And there are obvious choices like the Red Cross. That said, I was most impressed by two organizations that I believe are worthy of your support and will immediately put to use.
3- the first org is @NVCF they only use 1% to admin fees and are in Chico. They are on the ground helping and they also provide support for animals. Nvcf.org
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As much as some #environmentalists want to think that @realDonaldTrump is only calling for increased logging by his criticism of #California's forest management, That is NOT the case. #MAGA #Qanon
This article shows (through @Potus tweets) that Trump does have a fairly good understanding of the West's wildfires. Quoting one of his tweets.. "Billions of dollars are given each year" to California to help. #MAGA #KAG ussanews.com/News1/2018/11/…
Lots of publicity about @potus warning about #California losing Federal monies from their #SanctuaryState status. Well, as much as I would love to see this, it has not happened. #MAGA #qanon foxnews.com/politics/doj-t…
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If Northern California had received anywhere near the typical amount of autumn precipitation this year (around 4-5 in. of rain near #CampFire point of origin), explosive fire behavior & stunning tragedy in #Paradise would almost certainly not have occurred. (1/n) #CAfire #CAwx
Rainy season has started late this year in California...again. While autumn precipitation isn't usually huge fraction of overall annual average, it's hugely important to ecosystems & in bringing "fire season-ending" moisture. This yr, autumn precip was <20-30% of avg. #CAwx (2/n)
Objective indicators of vegetation dryness and potential fire intensity were at record-high levels for the date this week in vicinity of #CampFire--and would have been very high even for peak summer levels--at a time of year when the rainy season is usually ramping up. (3/n)
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THREAD: Protecting yourself and your loved ones from toxic #wildfire smoke.

(If you're sharing to spread the word, please retweet this first tweet so folks can see the full thread. Thank you.) #CampFire #WoolseyFire #ButteCountyFire
1. First, check the air quality where you are: kqed.org/science/193002…

#CampFire #WoolseyFire #ButteCountyFire #wildfires
2.. Keep indoor air clean. In homes without AC, keep doors and windows closed.

#CampFire #WoolseyFire #ButteCountyFire #wildfires
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(1) HW's running thread of info/updates about #Florence and any other Atlantic storms developing at the moment.

My two previous threads:

Landfall at 7.15am 9/14/18 near Wrightsville Beach, NC:

(2) I'm following updates on these Twitter lists:

16 key national info sources for hurricanes & other emergencies:
twitter.com/GodlessNZ/list…

EM agency accounts in 11 Atlantic states from GA to NY and inland:
twitter.com/GodlessNZ/list…
(3) Also finding the Weather Channel coverage valuable. Watching it here:

weather.com/tv/the-weather…
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THREAD: @SecretaryZinke says "hot and dry weather" and "the fuels that overload our forests" are to blame for the #wildfires raging in California and the West. He got a couple things wrong. usatoday.com/story/opinion/… /1
Scientists have known for over a decade that higher temperatures are making wildfires worse. Fire season is longer, and fires are more intense now. science.sciencemag.org/content/313/57… /2
And what's causing those high temperatures? Higher CO2 emissions. And what's causing that? The burning of fossil fuels. /3 ipcc.ch/report/graphic…
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The First Nations Wildfire Evacuation partnership is very excited to release this summary infographic of our research results from a 6 year research project with over 200 participants! #Wildfire #Canada #Evacuation #nativetwitter
8. Provide culturally appropriate support and services - Indigenous peoples require different types of support and services during evacuations due to cultural differences.
Many First Nations have a relatively young population compared to the general population, meaning there are more children and parents that require support and care during evacuations. Activities help entertain children and provide parents down-time.
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