COARSEGOLD–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for Zone 431 (Cavin Lane, Mattie Fhy Road, and Holly Lane) due to potential high rainfall amounts from the incoming Atmospheric River Storm. Last year, winter storms left the area at high risk for further mud slides. Monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Don’t wait for an evacuation order to leave if you feel threatened.
Update February 7th, 2024 @7:00PM
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY UPDATE-
The California Geological Survey team has completed their assessment, and based on their observations and current conditions advised that the current risk level to the homes situated below does not pose a significant threat necessitating evacuations.
Based on the CGS’s recommendations and our own assessments, we believe conditions will improve in the coming days. The latest forecast predicts more rain tonight through early tomorrow morning. We will reassess the situation tomorrow to determine if the evacuation warning will remain in effect.
We would like to express our gratitude to residents for their cooperation and support during this storm system. It is our goal to provide the highest level of service and protect the safety and security of our community under any and all conditions. As these recent safety measures are lifted, we hope to help facilitate the community’s gradual return to their routine activities.
Update February 6th, 2024 @5:45PM
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY UPDATE
The Madera County Office of Emergency Services is working closely with California Geological Survey team members to assess potential debris flow areas in Zone 431.
As of tonight, we will not be elevating the evacuation warning to an order. Preliminary information from today is that there is not an increased risk substantial enough to necessitate evacuations.
CGS and Sheriffs OES personnel will be out again tomorrow inspecting areas of concern to best understand the situation.
We encourage residents to monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Don’t wait for an evacuation order to leave if you feel threatened.
Update February 6th, 2024 @3:00PM
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED IN EVACUATION WARNING AREA
Potential debris flow activity was observed during a routine monitoring survey conducted by Madera County Sheriff’s Office patrol on Monday February 5 in the area of Zone 431, which is currently under an Evacuation Warning.
The Madera County Office of Emergency Services immediately deployed resources to perform an inspection of the location, and identified a few areas of concern. The California Geological Survey was contacted and will have a team arriving this afternoon to evaluate the area.
Their in-depth analysis, aided by our Drone technology, will help determine if there are imminent risks that could endanger homes in this area. The results of the analysis will be released as soon as they are available.
We encourage residents to monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Don’t wait for an evacuation order to leave if you feel threatened. Residents should begin gathering important documents, pets, medications and necessities. Be prepared to leave immediately in case the situation deteriorates.
Original Story February 3rd, 2024
If you’re in need of evacuation assistance, call 559-675-7770. If it is an emergency, call 9 1 1
Go to www.maderaaware.com for an interactive map of current evacuations.
The following roads are included in the warning area:
– Cavin Lane
– Shadow Creek Road
– Vinnard Drive
– Deer Path Circle
– Venado Drive
– Venado Court
– Quail Mountain Way
– Mattie Fhy Road
– Winners Circle Drive
– Mattie Fhy Court
– Holly Lane