NORTH FORK — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is elevating the pre-evacuation advisory issued earlier this evening, and is now issuing an Evacuation Warning 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
There has been an increased discharge of water from Bass Lake, which lies just above the town of North Fork.
Residents are advised to be aware of rising water levels and evaluate their conditions. If you feel the need to evacuate, please do so.
Residents in these area should be prepared to immediately evacuate at a moment’s notice as an evacuation order is likely, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Have personal effects packed and be ready for the 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).