NORTH FORK — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued a per-evacuation advisory for the town of North Fork due to rising water levels in Bass Lake.
There has been an increased discharge of water from the lake, which lies just above the town of North Fork, and with this information, the Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Pre-Evacuation Advisory for the following areas:
-Road 222 between Railroad Grade Road and Road 200
-Road 226 between Keller Road and Road 222
-Manzanita Lake Drive
-Old Central Camp Road between Road 222 and ½ mile west of Road 274
-Road 225 between Road 222 and Road 274
-Willow Creek Drive
Please be aware of rising water levels and evaluate your conditions. If you feel the need to evacuate, please do so.
Residents in these area should be prepared to immediately evacuate at a moments notice should conditions deteriorate. Please have personal affects packed and be ready for the evacuation order.
“Currently, this a PRE-evacuation warning only,” say the Sheriff’s Office. “We anticipate this pre-warning will be elevated to an evacuation warning (voluntary evacuation) during the night. Should the need arise it may be further upgraded into a mandatory evacuation order.”
Residents wishing to voluntarily evacuate early may do so to the EV Free Church at 50443 Road 427 in Oakhurst (Near Yosemite High School).