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Local Emergency Information

March 17, 2022

To our valued customers,

We understand that the current global events may have you thinking about the possibility of increased cyber threats. Because of this, we want to reassure you that Savings Bank of Mendocino County’s top priority is safeguarding our customers’ accounts and the safety and soundness of the Bank. We recognize the potential threat of a cyber-attack to critical infrastructure and have developed a contingency plan that will be implemented if such an event were to impact our area.

We encourage you to have a plan as well for you and your family. Experts recommend that you prepare for a cyber-attack on critical infrastructure in the same way you prepare for natural disasters. Consider what you would need if you had no access to electricity or water, if credit card systems were down, or if you had no cell phone. For emergency preparedness resources go to www.ready.gov.

Be aware that when there is a crisis in the world scammers are ready to take advantage. Be especially vigilant about information security. Do not open any unusual or suspicious emails and don’t click on files or links you weren’t expecting. Use strong, unique passwords and utilize 2-factor authentication whenever it is available. If you receive a link from a company or organization, go directly to the website rather than clicking on the link. If you choose to donate to a cause, be sure that your generosity really benefits the people and groups you intend by confirming the legitimacy of the organization. For additional Fraud Prevention tips go to https://www.savingsbank.com/security.php and click on ‘Fraud Prevention’.

For current information about Bank operations and services, visit savingsbank.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you for choosing Savings Bank,
Stacy Starkey
President and CEO
Savings Bank of Mendocino County

Savings Bank follows strict protocols to protect our customers, employees and the communities we serve. Our team continues to closely monitor the Covid-19 developments and recommendations, and we are taking appropriate measures to provide banking services in a safe manner.


Facial coverings are strongly recommended by the County Health Officer when indoors.


Recent Notifications



Location: South Ukiah Banking Center
Date the employee was last at the Bank: Friday, 8/19/2022
Date of possible exposure: Friday, 8/19/2022
Action steps: If you are concerned, seek Covid-19 testing and watch for symptoms.
Hours of operation: The banking center remains open during regular hours.


We want to assure you that Savings Bank of Mendocino County stands ready to assist our customers during the pandemic.


Savings Bank follows strict protocols to protect customers, employees and the communities we serve. Our team closely monitors the Covid-19 developments and the recommendations of medical experts and governmental representatives, and we are taking appropriate measures to provide banking services in a safe manner.


For the well-being of all, we ask that you avoid entering the Bank if you have been exposed to Covid-19 or have potentially been exposed or have symptoms.


ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNTS

We know that access to your accounts is top priority. Because of this we are working to maintain the maximum number of locations, hours and services available to our customers based on staffing resources. We also offer the latest banking technology. These tools give you the flexibility and convenience to access your accounts without coming into the Bank.


  • Drive-up Interactive Teller Machines, M-Th 8am – 5pm, Fri until 6pm and Sat 9am – 2pm
  • Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Willits, Fort Bragg


  • Drive-up Window, open regular business hours
  • Lakeport, Laytonville


  • ATMs – Available 24/7
  • Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Willits, Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Lakeport


  • Online Banking
  • www.savingsbank.com


  • Mobile Banking Apps for Apple® and Android® Devices
  • Connect to your accounts anytime, anywhere


  • TeleBank (877) 477-1154
  • Connect to your accounts 24/7


  • Night Depository
  • A secure way to drop off deposits day or night


  • Debit and Credit Cards
  • Use to make purchases with your card instead of using cash


  • By Phone
  • Call a Loan Accounting Representative to make a payment (707) 462-6613 EXT 1240


    Call your local banking center for any other banking needs or questions. Phone numbers are available on our website locations page.


RESOURCES

Office of Emergency Services


Mendocino County:

(707) 467-6497

www.mendocinocounty.org/government/executive-office/office-of-emergency-services


Lake County:

(707) 262-4090

www.lakesheriff.com/About/OES.htm


Emergency Alerts for Lake and Mendocino Counties:

The best way to ensure that you receive vital emergency information is to register for both systems (Everbridge and Nixle) and register as many communication methods as possible (cell phones, landlines and email).


MendoAlert (Everbridge):

www.mendocinocounty.org/mendoalert


LakeCoAlerts (Everbridge):

https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736729003#/signupt


Nixle:

Generally, Nixle is a secondary notification tool which sends notifications via text message to cell phones.

local.nixle.com/county/ca/mendocino & local.nixle.com/county/ca/lake


Residents can also register for all notifications affecting their zip code by texting their zip code to 888777 or can register for all Nixle alerts sent in the Mendocino County by texting MendoAlerts to 888777.

Get your finances and property ready in case of a wildfire.

MAKE A HOME INVENTORY

Recovery is easier if you have an accurate home inventory. Document the contents of your home before a fire occurs. Use your smartphone to video your belongings. Keep your inventory & photos outside home or in the cloud.

Tip 1: Video or photograph each room of your home.

Remember to document drawers and closets.

Tip 2 :Describe your home's contents in your video.

Mention the price you paid, where and when you bought the item.

Tip 3: Remember to note important or expensive items.

Video your electronics, appliances, sports equipment,TVs, computers, tables.

Tip 4: Save receipts for major purchases.

Store key documents in the cloud or fireproof case. Keep home inventory offsite or in the cloud.

Tip 5: Video the garage.

Don’t forget to video or photograph what is inside your garage.

REMEMBER THE SIX "P'S"

Keep these six “P’s” ready in case immediate evacuation is required:

People and Pets

Papers, phone numbers and important documents

Prescriptions, vitamins and eyeglasses

Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia

Personal computer hard drive and disks

Plastic (credit cards, debit cards, ATM cards) and cash

INSURANCE

A home is generally your largest asset. Protect it. Insurance is the critical back-up plan enabling you to rebuild your home after a wildfire. Federal catastrophe grants are not enough to rebuild a home. Make sure your family’s financial safety net is in place, in case disaster strikes.

Follow these tips as part of your Ready, Set, GO! wildfire preparedness plan:

Tips 1: Conduct an Annual Insurance Check Up

Call your agent or insurance company annually to discuss your policy limits and coverage. Make sure your policy reflects the correct square footage and features in your home. Consider purchasing building code upgrade coverage.

Tips 2: Know What Your Policy Covers

The details matter. Understand if you have a replacement cost policy that pays to replace all your items at current market price or an actual cash value policy that takes depreciation into account and pays less for aged items.

Tips 3: Update Your Policy to Cover Home Improvements

If you make home improvements, be sure to call your agent or company to update your coverage. Make sure your insurer knows about the changes, so the new countertops, floors or room are covered if you must rebuild.

Tips 4: Maintain Insurance

If your home is paid off, be sure to maintain homeowner insurance. Without insurance, do you have the money to rebuild your home? Check with loved ones whose homes are paid off to be sure they continue to carry homeowner insurance.

Tips 5: Get Renters Insurance

Renters can lose everything in a fire and be left to start over. Many insurers bundle renters insurance coverage with an auto insurance policy at affordable prices.

Ready.gov

Find information on the following: active shooter, attacks in public places, cybersecurity, earthquakes, emergency alerts, extreme heat, floods, home fires, household chemical emergencies, hurricanes, landslides & debris flow, pandemic, power outages, severe weather, extreme cold, thunderstorms & lightning, volcanos and wildfires. www.ready.gov

CAL FIRE

For checklists and to learn what to do before a wildfire strikes and what to do before, during and after evacuations: www.readyforwildfire.org

FEMA

Access FEMA’s National Preparedness Resource Library and information on: national planning frameworks, dam safety, floods, hurricanes and recovery resources. www.fema.gov