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*Special Edition* Fires in California: August 2018

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California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services: Cal OES on Facebook: August 8, 2018 — “Over 14,000 firefighters are on the front lines of 15 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned over 644,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 2,000 structures. The Mendocino Complex is now the largest fire in state history, and the Carr Fire is now the 12th largest.”

California Statewide Fire Summary: August 2, 2018 — “Over 13,000 firefighters are on the lines battling 18 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned over 340,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 1,800 structures. 15,000 homes continue to be threatened by these fires, and nearly 40,000 residents are under evacuations at this time.”

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Using U.S. Census Bureau Data for Emergency Response and Recovery:

The Census Bureau has publicly available statistics and free tools, including:

American Community Survey (ACS): The only reliable and timely source of comprehensive social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics of the U.S. population at the community level.

American FactFinder: A detailed data tool that allows you to access over 11 billion statistics from the ACS every year on topics such as language, disability status, vehicle availability and much more.

Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition - 2.4: A new tool built for chambers of commerce and regional planning staff who need a broad portrait of the people and businesses in a user-defined region. See below for reports and maps.

OnTheMap for Emergency Management:* An intuitive, web-based data tool that allows you to access detailed workforce, population and housing characteristics for the hurricane areas in real time.

Key Stats:

OnTheMap for Emergency Management* provides real-time access to a range of detailed Census Bureau data about the people living and working in federal disaster declaration areas and areas being affected by hurricanes, floods, wildfires and winter storms.

Sources: 2010 Decennial Census data, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates and 2014 Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Origin-Destination Employment Statistics.

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Note: The map above is zoomed into California to show all wildfires and affected areas. Wildfires are listed by affected population from greatest to least. Click on the image to view the full page, then click on any fire to see detailed characteristics and other stats.

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Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition - 2.4

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More Stats:

Source: QuickFacts — Statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

QuickFacts data are derived from the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners and from building permits.

Note: To get stats for other counties, first reduce the number of selected geographies (maximum is 6) by clicking the X next to a geography's name, then enter a county name in search bar.

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