The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services continues to coordinate with local, regional and state partners in response to today’s 6.4M earthquake.
The American Red Cross-Gold Country Region has established an overnight shelter for community members displaced due to earthquake damages in Humboldt County. The Overnight Shelter is located at the Rohner Park Firemen’s Pavilion, 9 Park Street, Fortuna, CA. At this site, community members will be able to access temporary indoor overnight shelter accommodations, meals, water and earthquake information. For shelter-specific questions and information, contact 707-506-5083.
Due to damaged water infrastructure, Boil Water Advisories have been issued for the City of Rio Dell and the following locations in the City of Fortuna: Forest Hills Drive, Newell Drive, Valley View Drive, Boyden Lane, Scenic Drive, and Cypress Loop Rd. Residents impacted by these advisories should not drink the water without boiling it first. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Potable water is available at the following locations: Rio Dell Fire Hall, 50 West Center Street, Rio Dell and Rohner Park Pavilion, 9 Park Street, Fortuna.
Residents are encouraged to report earthquake damages to the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services at: https://humboldtgov.org/FormCenter/Office-of-Emergency-Services-23/Damage-Report-20221220-Earthquake-216
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To view today’s recorded press conference visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq5EKfZY9aA
For updated information regarding the Humboldt County earthquake response, please go to humboldtsheriff.org/emergency and visit @HumCoOES on Facebook and Twitter, or call 707-268-2500.