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Red Cross Winter Storms Update

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Red Cross teams have been hard at work for the last ten days supporting mountain residents affected by extremely cold temperatures, dangerous winds, snow, ice, power outages, and road closures. In coordination with Madera and Mariposa County emergency officials, Red Cross disaster workers have been supporting warming centers and shelters, providing logistics support, meals, water, and supplies, ...

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Madera County Thanks All Public Works Staff and Contractors

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MADERA COUNTY — A special THANK YOU to all Public Works staff and contractors who have been working tirelessly over the past week to clear the vast accumulation of snow from this winter storm! – Agee Construction – Alliance Construction Solutions Inc. – American Paving – Arbor Works – Avision Construction Inc. – Cal Valley Paving – Christian Dozer & ...

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Message From The Madera County Sheriff’s Office

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MADERA COUNTY — We’ve got another weekend of winter storms headed our way in Madera County. Rain, snow, and cold temperatures are all in the forecast- this next storm system will impact both valley and mountain regions. The ongoing conditions have generated hazardous road conditions, power outages, and downed trees due to excessive snowfall throughout the county. We urge our ...

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More Snow on the Way…Are You Prepared?

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES—The National Weather Service Hanford Office is reporting that the storm system from the last couple of days is exiting to the east but the first in another series of systems will begin to impact the region late this afternoon. Rain, mountain snow, and gusty winds will continue at times through Wednesday. Dry weather will be brief today but ...

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Winter Travel Safety Tips From the Sierra National Forest

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With the latest inclement weather inbound to the Sierra National Forest and expanded region, the Forest Service encourages visitors’ and residents to exercise extreme caution when traveling through the Forest. Wind and snow accumulation increases the risk of trees falling, both those that have experienced recent tree mortality as well as green trees. These falling trees can ...

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Additional California Counties Eligible for FEMA Assistance

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SACRAMENTO — Additional California counties affected by the severe winter storms, flooding, landslide, and mudslides that took place December 27, 2022, to January 31, 2023, are now eligible to apply for funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program. The counties include Amador, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Napa, Nevada, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Stanislaus, ...

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MARC to Offer Amateur Radio Operator Licensing Class

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OAKHURST — The Mountain Amateur Radio Club, a group of local Hams that get together on the air waves, will be holding a class on becoming a licensed Amateur (Ham) Radio Operator. Now’s your chance to get your FCC license and connect with other Ham radio operators in the area. Dates & Times: Saturday, February 25, & Saturday, March 4, ...

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Defend Your Space and Increase your Property Value

COARSEGOLD — Manicuring your property is not only rewarding, but it can also increase the value of your home and helps keep your home safe during fire season. The recent storms have brought a lot of water, which means lots of growth on your land, and high winds that have caused major tree damage.  It’s not too early to get ...

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Red Cross Opens Two Shelters In Oakhurst And Mariposa

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter has opened two evacuation shelters due to flooding in Madera and Mariposa Counties. Red Cross volunteers will provide safe shelter, water, meals, and additional resources to evacuees impacted by these major storms. Shelter Locations: New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) Oakhurst Community Center (39800 Fresno Flats Rd, ...

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Evacuation Order For Bass Lake RV Resort

BASS LAKE — Madera County Sheriff has issued an evacuation order for Bass Lake RV Resort, 39744 Road 274, Bass Lake, due to flooding. There is an immediate threat to life. This is an evacuation order to leave now. The area is closed to public access. Take action immediately. If you require evacuation assistance, call 911. An evacuation shelter is ...

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