With thunderstorms and potential heavy rainfall in the forecast for the eastern Sierra, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical resources including a swift water rescue team in Alpine County.
The prepositioned resources include:
Alpine County: Tamarack and Slink Fire Burn Scars
- 1 Cal OES Type 1 Swift Water Rescue Team
The public is urged to be alert 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.