Cal OES Prepositions Swift Water Rescue Teams Near Fire Burn Scars in Butte, Alpine Counties


With potential for heavy rainfall forecast in the northern part of the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical resources including a swift water rescue team in Butte and Alpine counties.

The prepositioned resources include:

Alpine County: Tamarack and Slink Fire Burn Scars

  • 1 Cal OES Type 1 Swift Water Rescue Team

Butte County: Dixie Fire Burn Scar

  • 1 Local Government Type 1 Swift Water Rescue Team

The public is urged to be on the lookout for potential flooding and mudslides in areas recently burned by wildfires. A debris flow can take homes off their foundations and carry items such as vegetation, large boulders, and cars. If you live near or downslope of burn areas, you should have a plan to quickly evacuate your community if flash flooding or a mudslide were to happen. Learn more about being flood aware here.

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