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: - Click for more Info
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.: - Click for more Info
'Super Wi-Fi' pilot project coming to Humboldt County Library
EUREKA- There is a new pilot project coming to the Humboldt County Library experimenting with public access to wireless internet. The library is one of six sites nationwide chosen for the trial. Humboldt County Library Director Victor Zazeuta said,
“Right now it is a very slow wireless connection that we offer and this will allow us to double what we already have.”
The new device will upgrade the internet access at the library and use what is called TV white space to provide a larger range of public wireless internet to the area.
Zazeute said the TV white space is unused airwaves that are dedicated for television, but now the Federal Communications Commission is allowing those unused frequencies to provide internet service.
Wireless internet user Jason Plume said, “Sometimes you are in a bind for time and you need to get that information quickly.”
The TV white space will be deployed using Access Humboldt's tower at the Muni-hub, and will deliver wireless internet through barriers like trees, hills, and buildings.
"It will be a lot faster now and we will be able to handle much more users on it,” said Zazeute.