The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a red flag warning for the majority of the Douglas County starting at 12:00 AM Thursday morning and projected to last until Saturday at 10:00 AM. Douglas Forest Protective Association is moving the fire threat level to extreme. If you follow our Facebook page, you know we have been preparing. In case of an outage, we will have crew members standing by throughout our service territory to respond as quickly as possible. If the conditions are windy or we are not able to fully patrol the lines following an outage, we will not reenergize until conditions improve. What this means is, we are asking members to prepare now in case of outages in your area. Have a plan. If you require power for medical devices, have a plan. These are the same conditions that existed in 2020’s extensive fires that ravaged our county. Although we are not actively turning off the power in this event, we are asking you to be prepared for substantial outages if they occur. The weather looks really good from Sunday on. We anticipate being able to move our system back to a normal status Monday, if the forecast holds.
Please check out the following link for more information on Fire Weather. https://www.weather.gov/fire/