Cal OES Coordinates Resources in Nevada County Following Damaging Winter Storms


A late December storm brought heavy snowfall to the Foothills, damaging power lines and knocking trees into roadways. In Nevada County, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is working with local, state and private sector partners to help clear roadways, get the power back on, and provide resources to affected residents.

Cal OES has provided two dump trucks to aid in Nevada County’s firewood program. There are several firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power.

Information as of 1/5/22 at 1 p.m.

Firewood Pick-Up Sites

  • Eric Rood Center: 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City
  • First Baptist Church (Overnight Shelter): 1866 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley
  • North San Juan Fire Station 3: 13200 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City
  • Peardale Chicago Park Fire Station 57: 18934 Colfax Hwy, Gras Valley
  • Cascade Shores: next to General Store at 16552 Pasquale Rd, Nevada City
  • Banner Mountain: Location TBD
  • Town of Washington Fire Station: 15406 Washington Rd, Washington
  • Alta Sierra Fire Station 89: 11833 Tammy Way, Grass Valley

In the early aftermath of the storms, through coordination between Cal OES and Sacramento County, a large generator was provided to help establish an overnight shelter in Nevada City. As needs change, resources are strategically placed to provide additional assistance. There are two daytime Community Resource Centers available to those in need of shelter, device charging, snacks, and other resources.

Information as of 1/5/22 at 1 p.m. Please check Nevada County’s website for up-to-date information on warming centers and shelters.

Daytime Warming Centers (Community Resource Centers)

  • Madelyn Helling Library: 980 Helling Way, Nevada City
  • Grass Valley Court Yard Suites: 210 North Auburn St, Grass Valley

More information on Community Resource Centers can be found here: PG&E Community Resource Centers

Nevada County updates can be found here: Nevada County News Updates