FEMA Registration Fraud
FEMA recently became aware of potentially suspicious activity related to the recovery from hurricanes and wildfires including fraudulent registrations. FEMA and its partners are taking necessary steps to determine impacts of the fraudulent activities and implement long-term solutions.
FEMA Disaster Fraud
State and federal recovery officials urge California residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on vulnerable survivors of the wildfires. Common post-disaster fraud practices include:
- Fake offers of state or federal aid
- Phony housing inspectors
- Fraudulent building contractors
- Bogus pleas for post-disaster donation
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The City is NOT currently issuing sandbags. We are monitoring the expected storm and will provide updates with details and pick-up locations if sandbags become available.
With the current forecast suggesting a strong weather system in the area Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning, a few reminders from PG&E:
Electric Outage Center
Report an outage and check on a known outage: Select a location on the map or search by city. Once outage details appear, you will be able to sign up to receive outage updates.
Get alerts for future outages: First, log in to your PG&E account. Under Alerts, go to Outages. Then select edit. You can choose to be notified by text, email or phone. Don't have an account? You can sign up now
What to Do If You See a Downed Power Line
Never go near a damaged power line that has fallen to the ground or is dangling in the air. Always assumed downed electric lines are energized and extremely dangerous. Stay away, keep others away and immediately call 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.
Stay away from trees, pools of water & other objects that may be in contact w/ power lines and call 911 then PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.
Outage Tip: Unplug or turn off all electrical appliances to avoid overloading circuits when power is restored
If you must use candles, keep them away from drapes, lampshades & small children. Do not leave candles unattended.
Walking and biking along the Vine Trail’s Crosstown Commuter Path has just become a little more vibrant and colorful. The City’s Corporation Yard fence, located along the Vine Trail between Lincoln Avenue and Jackson Street, served as the canvas for the City’s latest public art installation. Entitled “Begin and Continue,” the multicolored artwork stretches over 700 feet and reflects the “Op art” style, popular in the 1950’s and ‘60’s. Napa artist Mikey Kelly created the artwork after being selected from a competitive City process earlier this year. The City’s Public Art Steering Committee juried the competition and awarded Kelly the $40,000 project after the City Council approved the public art project in early 2017.
The parameters of the project required the artist to work with the community as part of the project’s design development. To create “Begin and Continue,” the artist involved students by asking them to describe Napa in one word. Some of the responses included words such as: active, caring, fuerte, amor, and home. The words helped the artist develop both the pattern and palette for the artwork. Kelly also involved the community by photographing people using the trail. He used the photos to produce several metal silhouettes that are also part of the artwork.
The public art project is the City’s tenth public art installation. It is also the fourth artwork installation along the Napa Valley Vine Trail’s “Rail Arts District.” As part of the celebration, the City plans to hold a ribbon-cutting event at the site on Tuesday, November 28th at 2 p.m. The City cordially invites the public to attend the event, where the artist will be available share more about the creative process and answer questions about the artwork.
For more information about the City’s public art program, please visit our Public Art section. For questions directly related to this public art project, please email Shari Cooper, the City of Napa’s Economic Development Project Coordinator, at scooper@cityofnapa.
If you would like to learn more about the artist or the artwork, please visit http://mikeykelly.com.
Join us for a Coat, Costume, and Shoe Drive at Vallerga's Market this Sunday, November 12, 2017, from 11am - 3pm. We will be accepting gently used coats, costumes, and shoes during this event. Get a FREE indoor recycling or compost pail for your home or office with any coat, costume, or shoe donation!
**Please donate gently-used coats (no tears or stains) or shoes (any condition) for children and adults.
The Salvation Army will distribute the coats locally to those in need. The non-profit organization Soles4Souls
will distribute shoes around the world to those in poverty. Any shoe not reused will be recycled.**
Celebrate America Recycles Day by helping to reduce, reuse, recycle and buy recycled. Learn more at naparecycling.com.
Sponsored by: City of Napa, Napa County, California - Government, Napa Recycling, Vallergas Market, Soles4Souls and the Napa Salvation Army.