Cal OES Prepositions Swift Water Rescue Team Near Fire Burn Scars in Alpine County


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.

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