Storms keep Humboldt Bay Fire busy

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Eureka - Wind and rain hit the North Coast today and Humboldt Bay Fire was busy, responding to numerous calls.

Just after ten this morning, officials said their dispatch center took nearly forty emergency calls in thirty minutes after high winds and horizontal rains slammed the area.

Flooding, a small structure fire and power lines were just some of the issues that were weather related. Humboldt Bay Fire advised North Coast residents to stay home if they don’t have urgent business. A severe storm can make driving a real hazard.

Also, downed power lines are extremely dangerous. Call emergency personnel immediately if you see one. Never try to move or get near any downed electrical wire. Even if it looks like a phone line, a mistake in judgment could cost a life.