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EMIFPA Fire Info - May 5, 2016: Red Flag tomorrow

05/05/2016 1:15 PM | Nancy Carpenter

EM Residents,


     NOAA just revised tomorrow's forecast to indicate their confidence in Thursday, May 4th's prediction. The EM will now be under "red flag" conditions from 12 noon until 8 pm tomorrow, May 6th. The complete forecast discussion can be reviewed here: http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=abq&wwa=red%20flag%20warning


     We recommend that you bookmark the following two web sites: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/, and http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/?n=forecasts-fireweather-dss. These two sites should be reviewed daily as you prepare for work. They are invaluable planning tools, and allow you to keep your situational awareness focused.


     This will be FUN!! The Sandia Park Scenic Byway Firewise Community is hosting a Fire Fair to help EM residents be prepared for wildfire. This will be this Saturday, May 7th, from 10:30 -12 noon at the Vista Grande Community Center. San Antonito first grade teacher Amy Chevalier will be leading a group of first graders from the Elementary School in a special presentation on helpful fire safety tips. Bring the family - there will be a forestry craft table for the kids. The craft table is a great way to keep the youngsters entertained while you gather valuable wildfire safety information. Everyone is welcome!


     EMIFPA always encourages you to stay engaged and prepared for the potential wildfire disaster in our homeland. Remember, if you see or smell smoke, always call 911 immediately. Report it, don't ignore it!!


John Helmich

EMIFPA Community Education Outreach Coordinator


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