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Palo Alto Hills residents prepare for wildfire evacuations

Original post made on Aug 21, 2020

The massive wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains might still be 3 miles away from the county's border, but residents in the Palo Alto Hills neighborhood are concerned they may need to evacuate.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 21, 2020, 10:32 PM

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Posted by PAH
a resident of Gunn High School
on Aug 21, 2020 at 11:42 pm

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Where was the warning posted? We did not receive any warning or notices of the sort. Air quality was much better today but seems to be getting worse tonight. How will we be notified to evacuate?!

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Aug 22, 2020 at 1:50 pm

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FYI, there's a minor panic today with friends on email and on Facebook and in Palo Alto-specific FB groups 1) wondering IF Palo Alto Hills has been evacuated, 2) why they haven't gotten alerts from the city and where to look for City alerts, and 3) where the live link to sign up for the alerts is in the new city website being trumpeted on NextDoor and on FB.

Not clear what caused all this today. Was an alert sent to PA Hills residents? No one seems to know and no City alerts can be found.

Posted by Joule
a resident of Ventura
on Aug 23, 2020 at 7:44 pm

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Looks like upper PA Hills is now in the evacuation WARNING zone map: Web Link

Posted by iSez
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Aug 24, 2020 at 1:35 am

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