Posted: 12/15/2017 7:02am
Santa Cruz Mountains is Fire Zone #512
Fire Weather Watch URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE from the National Weather Service San Francisco CA 921 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017
Gusty northerly winds will combine with very low humidity values. A dry system moving in from the north late on Friday will produce a combination of gusty winds and low humidity values. Due to these factors and the recent long stretch of warm and dry conditions, a very elevated fire weather risk can be expected particularly for higher elevation locations.
North Bay Mountains, East Bay Hills, and the Diablo Range, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest, Mountains of San Benito County and Interior Monterey County including Pinnacles National Park- 921 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.
The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday evening through Sunday morning. WIND...Northerly winds of 15 to 30 mph with local gusts over 50 mph. Strongest gusts will be over the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills. * HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity readings of 5 to 20% during the day. Nighttime maximum humidity readings of 10 to 30%. * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
Posted: 10/25/2017 5:03pm
HELP YOUR COMMUNITY CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN!
Emergencies are happening all around us. Wildfires have devastated the North Bay this fall, and came very close to our community with the Bear Fire. We had flooding and mudslides this past winter. Now is the time!
Gretchen Hayes, our representative from the FireSafe Council, has volunteered to assist Chemeketa Park in developing an evacuation route as well as planning for a disaster.
Workshops held at the Clubhouse:
November 16th at 7:00 p.m.
November 18th at 10:00 a.m.
- Collect information on evacuation routes and preparation.
- Provide community input to the evacuation signage plan (arrows on signs and/or on the ground).
- Workshops offer guidance in deciding what to take, how to meet your neighbor and start the conversation about helping each other.
- Discuss the importance of keeping the vegetation clear along the evacuation route.
- Workshop goal is to start creating a “Go Bag” and begin making your checklist.
Please RSVP to Gretchen Hayes if you plan to attend (in order to have an adequate supply of materials). You can email her at: email@example.com
Posted: 10/6/2017 12:50am
Sunday, October 22nd at Chemeketa Park Playground
11:30 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Bring something to BBQ and something to share. The Board will provide grills, plates, adult beverages, and soft drinks.
Posted: 9/1/2017 6:45pm
To the community of Chemeketa Park,
Over the next few days we will be facing extreme temperatures in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In addition to all of the current extreme heat safety advisories. We must not forget the increase in FIRE DANGER. Currently: EXTREME. The news has been reporting on the many fires in the western United States. Additionally, “The National Weather Service” has issued Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for many parts of the Bay Area including the Santa Cruz Mountains.
While you are there. Check out CAL FIRE’s website. There is tons of great information on Fire Safety, Defensible Space, Preparation and Fire Evacuation!
The Santa Cruz Mountains has had several fires of note over the last few years. Now is the time for added vigilance by continued and diligent fire safety practices and reporting.
Be Prepared, Be Aware and Be Fire Safe over this Holiday weekend.
Posted: 5/4/2017 4:10pm
(UPDATE: Road work has been moved back one week to being on May 15th)
Road repairs are scheduled to begin on May 15th in the Park.
Repairs will begin on Comanche Trail at Nez Perce (the north end). The
road will most likely be closed between 7:30 am - 5:00 pm each day. It is not
clear yet if the road will be accessible after the work each day. We will
keep residents updated and informed via the website, so please check back.
Estimated time for repair is five days.
Road repairs on Comanche at Delaware are scheduled to begin on May 22nd. Estimated time for this repair is at least a week. The two other road projects are scheduled sometime after these first two repairs are completed (grate at Asininiboine, and Walla Walla).
Please drive slowly and be aware of the workers helping to rebuild our roads. Thank you for your patience.