MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an evacuation warning for Road 225 between Cascadel Road, including the area within Sierra National Forest, due to an incoming storm with possible debris/mud flow concerns.
The evacuation warning area includes Kinsman Flat Subdivision, Saginaw Creek Subdivision, and Cascadel Road at Cascadel Heights Drive (Cascadel Woods Subdivision).
The National Weather Service has placed a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 01/26 at 10pm through 01/29 at 4am, with projected rainfall totals between 4 to 7 inches. With that level of rain, there is a potential for debris/mud flow from the Creek Fire burn scar. Debris/mud flows may not impact your home directly, but may cause damage to roadways which would result in your home being isolated from main travel routes.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office feels the threat level is elevated enough that an Evacuation Warning is necessary.
The Sheriff’s Office strongly encourages you begin gathering important documents, pets, medications and necessities. Be prepared to leave immediately in case the situation deteriorates. Deputy Sheriffs will be checking the water levels of creeks in the area and monitoring the impacts of the storm.
For more information on debris/mud flows and how to prepare, please visit https://www.maderacounty.com/government/creek-fire.
For up to the moment information, go to www.mcalert.org to sign up for Madera County Emergency Alert Notifications for your residence.