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Mobile Registration Intake Center Will Re-open in Oakhurst (Madera County)

SACRAMENTO – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) serving wildfire survivors in Madera County will re-open Tuesday, Dec. 1, for five days. FEMA representatives will be onsite to help assist and support wildfire survivors. At the MRIC survivors can expect to register with FEMA for disaster aid, upload/drop off important documents needed for their application and check their application ...

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Keep Your Family, Pets Safe When Using Generators During Power Outages

SACRAMENTO – As California continues to recover from wildfires, FEMA urges everyone who experiences a power outage to be safe when using portable generators. Do not use generators inside your home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Keep them outside of your living spaces and away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come ...

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Federal Assistance for Wildfire-Damaged Private Bridges and Access Roads

SACRAMENTO – Survivors of the 2020 California wildfires who have wildfire-caused damage to their privately owned bridge or access road may be eligible for financial assistance from FEMA under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). The assistance is intended to restore access to a primary residence. The following conditions must be met to be eligible for Home Repair Assistance awards ...

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Sierra National Forest Continues Closures

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) Continues closures.  With the Creek Fire now at 85% containment, it has low potential for growth given the current winter conditions. The fire activity on the Forest has significantly decreased and the Creek Fire management team has since transitioned to a Type 3 organization, local to the Sierra National Forest. Although fire activity ...

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Final Notice of Reduction of Clerk’s Office Hours

MADERA – On September 23, 2020, the Madera County Superior Court released a public notice pursuant to Government Code Section 68106 and the California Rules of Court, Rule 10.620, outlining plans to permanently reduce Clerk’s Office hours. See original story here: Public Notice of Reduction of Clerk’s Office Hours The sixty (60) day notice and public comment period concluded at ...

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Madera County Emergency Manager/CBO Meeting Coming in December

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MADERA — As our State is challenged with battling COVID-19 and wildfires, we are reminded that the members of Madera County could be vulnerable in a moment’s notice. The Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign was initiated by the governor and state legislators to ready our most vulnerable populations for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods, before disasters strike. Over the ...

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USDA Forest Service Announces Key Changes to NEPA Procedures

The USDA Forest Service announced the publication of a final rule implementing key changes to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The changes include new tools and flexibilities to tackle critical land management challenges as part of a broader agency effort to better serve the American people through timely, high-quality management decisions affecting infrastructure, permitting and restoration of natural ...

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Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

MARIPOSA – Effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 am the burn suspension in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissive burn days. Burn permits will be ...

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Yosemite National Park Announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are Closed for the Season

Nov. 20, 2020 – Yosemite National Park announces Glacier Point and Tioga Roads are closed to all vehicular traffic for the winter season. Glacier Point and Tioga Roads typically close each fall and remain closed through the winter season. These roads reopen each spring when weather and road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic. Yosemite National Park is open year-round with snow removal on all ...

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