LNU Lightning Complex Fire, COVID-19, & Virtual Town Hall

Friends, I am writing to share some updates and resources related to the LNU Lightning Complex Fire and COVID-19, both of which are continuing to impact our community. Many in our county and region have suffered great losses over the last week and many continue to fight for their health during this pandemic. These are not easy times and I urge you all to be kind, stay strong, and keep moving forward. Together, we will get through this. On Friday, August 28, I will be hosting another virtual town hall. Details are below. Please be sure to register in advance. As always, please feel free to email me at don.saylor@yolocounty.org to share your thoughts. In shared service, Don


Virtual Town Hall Friday, August 28, 3-4pm

Join me for a Virtual Town Hall on Friday, August 28, 3-4pm, where I will be joined by Yolo County's Office of Emergency Services (OES) Coordinator, Dana Carey. Together, we'll share the latest updates on local issues and answer your questions.

Registration is required and can be completed here.

Please submit questions here before 5pm on August 27.


LNU Lightning Complex Fire

  • Currently, 350,000 acres have burned, making this the second largest fire in California history; the fire is currently 22% contained.

  • The Yolo County areas involved in the fire are under patrol and in control, but let us all stay vigilant and be prepared.

  • Sign up for Yolo County’s emergency alert system at: yolo-alert.org

  • Yolo County's Current Emergency and Incident page can be found here.

  • Know your evacuation zone at: evacuate.yolocounty.org

  • CalFIRE's LNU Lightning Complex Fire page can be found here.

  • Sign up for PG&E outage alerts here. PG&E is continuing to restore power to affected areas.

  • Evacuation assistance: 530-321-3620

  • Assistance with animals (large or small): 530-666-8282

  • Be prepared! We are still in the middle of fire season. Visit: readyforwildfire.org

Thank you to all the local fire departments, paid and volunteer firefighters, and other partners who managed the fire locally until additional CalFire support could be deployed. Local agencies continue to serve as a valued partner. Thank you, also, to our community for coming together to support families, friends, and neighbors. Fire victims will continue to need our help for weeks and months to come. In collaboration with the City of Winters, the Winters Chamber of Commerce, and several local businesses and community organizations, the Rotary Club of Winters will be collecting cash, check, and gift card donations to be distributed to those in the greater Winters area who were impacted by the fire. Please find collection jars in Winters at Buckhorn Steakhouse, Pacific Ace Hardware, First Northern Bank, Steady Eddy's, and Turkovich Wines. Checks can also be mailed to: Rotary Club of Winters Foundation P.O. Box 565 Winters, CA 95694 (checks should be made to Rotary Club of Winters Foundation) Donations can also be made at the Rotary Club of Winters Facebook page here. If you donate $100 or more, send me an email (ddsaylor@gmail.com) to let me know and I will personally deliver a Winters Has ❤ t-shirt to you! (Be sure to tell me your size preference, too.) Thank you to our friend Susan Hamilton for creating and donating these amazing shirts.


COVID-19 Update

Yolo County continues to be on the State's Monitoring List. We must remain vigilant in our efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Keep wearing your masks, washing your hands, and staying six feet away from people outside of your immediate household. This week, the OptumServe COVID-19 testing site is now at the Davis Senior Center (646 A Street), Tuesday through Saturday, 7am-7pm, by appointment only. Call 888-634-1123 or visit lhi.care/covidtesting to schedule an appointment. Information on other Yolo County testing sites can be found here.