Here’s full video of the press conference (divided into three parts). Obviously there’s some overlap with the video above.
- “This has made a huge impact on the economy here,” says Sheriff Billy Honsal. Other representatives from local agencies will speak soon.
- “So far — knocking on wood — things have been managed,” Honsal says. Asks people to only call 911 with genuine, life-threatening emergencies.
- Honsal asks everyone to sign up for Humboldt Alert. County will be making regular updates through that system.
- Dr. Donald Baird, the county health officer, says that all local hospitals and care homes, are on backup power.
- “Take care of your neighbors,” Baird says. Also: If you’re using unfamiliar power or light sources — generators, candles, whatever — be cautious.
- County Chief Administrative Officer Amy Nielsen says that most county offices are closed to the public — though several critical offices, including Sempervirens, the jail, and others — remain open. County payroll is working, and county workers will be paid on Friday.
- Humboldt Bay Fire reminds people to be careful with their wood stoves, and reminds people that they can come charge their phones and medical devices at the Humboldt Bay Fire Facility on L Street near Henderson Center — just underneath the water tower.
- (AND AT THAT, THE LIVESTREAM SEEMS TO HAVE DIED — PERHAPS ONLY MOMENTARILY)