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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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Press Contact: Keith May, Assistant Fire Chief, (510) 981-5508

RED FLAG WARNING FOR THE BERKELEY HILLS
Review evacuation routes, park off-street, and sign up for emergency alerts

Berkeley, California (Saturday, August 15, 2020) - A high fire danger warning has been issued for the Berkeley hills from Saturday evening to Sunday morning, a period that hillside residents, in particular, should prepare for by signing up for alerts, reviewing evacuation routes and parking off street when possible.

Use extreme caution when operating BBQs, power equipment, or other heat sources such as idling cars. Remember that fireworks are always completely forbidden in Berkeley and surrounding areas.

These steps can help prepare for and prevent fires. The National Weather Service’s “Red Flag Warning” for 11pm Saturday, August 15 until 11am on Sunday, August 16 serves as a reminder to be ready for a wildfire.

Now is a great time to:

  • Sign up for AC Alert. Make sure everyone in your home is registered for AC Alert, the City’s emergency notification service.

  • Review your household’s evacuation routes. Make sure to plan at least two routes away from your neighborhood. During an evacuation you may not be able to drive, so consider using the network of Berkeley Path Wanderers paths in your evacuation plans. See cityofberkeley.info/wildfire for evacuation information and download our printable evacuation checklist.

  • Park off-street. Use your driveway or garage, leaving streets clear for emergency vehicles.

Take steps to prepare and keep your household safe during this Red Flag Warning.

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