UPDATE, 11/20: EVACUATION OVER AND POWER RESTORED :)
Language Magazine’s office and the homes of most of our team have been under mandatory evacuation for the last week due to Southern California’s Woolsey Fire, but we are hopeful that evacuation orders will be lifted within the next few days and that we will then be able to resume normal operations.
We apologize for not responding to queries and requests over the last few days.
We would like to take this opportunity to recognize all agencies, firefighters, and volunteers who are fearlessly and courageously putting forth the effort to assist those who have suffered loss during the recent fires in Northern and Southern California. With the challenging weather, this has been an uphill battle. In the Woolsey Fire specifically, there have been three fatalities, over 97,620 acres have been burned, and we are at 47% containment. More than 4,000 structures have been destroyed, with 57,000 structures still at risk, and 250,000 people have been under mandatory evacuation.
For the most current information on the Woolsey Fire, follow this link: https://bit.ly/2Ft4rl9
You can also follow the Los Angeles County Fire Department Twitter account @LACoFDPIO
If you are looking to donate, please see the below list to help those affected by the Woolsey and Hill Fires: Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation: http://www.lacfdf.org/, American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/,Fire Relief Fund through the Entertainment Industry Foundation: https://bit.ly/2MP6zmk