Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg.:    
Mandatory Evacuations for residences in the area of Mad River Rd from Highway 36 to Three Forks Road area and the back side of the lake on Ruth/Zenia Road to the Ruth Dam:    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    
For 24-hour Air Quality Information, call the NCUAQMD’s hotline toll-free at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329), or visit the website at www.ncuaqmd.org.:    

80k grant to Arcata to fight sea level rise

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ARCATA- The City of Arcata has been awarded a $86,000 to prepare for sea level rise. The California Coastal Commission awarded the grant which will help to build fringe salt water marshes or 'living shorelines' along Humboldt Bay.

The project will protect the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and Wastewater Treatment Plant which border Humboldt Bay. The city plans to build a 20 acre salt water marsh which will eliminate the need to build a sea wall.

20 other counties, city's and non-profits were awarded the grant. The ocean is expected to rise 16 to 55 inches as a result of climate change.