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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