Home » Tag Archives: natural disasters

Articles about natural disasters

Legal Services Available to Residents After Recent Storms

Image of the FEMA featured image logo.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Homeowners and renters in disaster-designated counties affected by the recent severe winter storms and flooding may now have access to free legal advice for disaster-related legal issues. Residents can call a Disaster Legal Service hotline at 888-382-3406 or go to http://freelegalanswers.org. Callers may be asked to leave a message and a specialist will get back to them ...

Read More »

Assistance Available for Mariposa County Storm Survivors

Image of a snow-covered forest in winter.

MARIPOSA COUNTY — A Disaster Recovery Center has opened at the Greeley Hill Community Center in Coulterville (see map below), where residents who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on February 21, 2023, can get information on disaster assistance. Those affected by the disaster can meet with recovery specialists face-to-face if they need help applying for Federal ...

Read More »

Friday Night Lectures: Ghost Towns, Mines, and Railroads

Image of an old, abandoned car in front of a ghost town.

OAKHURST — Join Ed Marsh from the Fresno County Archaeological Society as he presents on the history of Nevada and Colorado’s ghost towns, mines, and railroads at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park. The lecture will include a slideshow of photos and historical records documenting the colorful, ethnographic stories of the people of such towns as Goldfield, Tonopah, Ely, and ...

Read More »

Madera County Residents Report Storm Damage NOW

MADERA COUNTY–Over the past several weeks, residents of Northern California have been experiencing repeated Atmospheric River flows that have caused torrential rains and record-breaking snowfall. For many residents, this has caused extreme damage, even destruction, to their homes, outbuildings, properties, and driveways. Due to the damage, California State Governor Gavin Newsom requested a major presidential disaster declaration to support ongoing ...

Read More »

Yosemite Postmaster Retires After 44 Years of Service

Image of Postmaster John O. Reynolds and wife Christine on the day he took office in 2012.

YOSEMITE — “I knew my destiny when I first experienced Yosemite,” Ansel Adams’ words could not be truer for Yosemite Postmaster John O. Reynolds. After decades of working for the United States Postal Service, Reynolds will be leaving exactly where he started over 44 years ago in the majestic Post Office nestled in Yosemite National Park. On Tuesday, January 31, ...

Read More »

Turn Back Clocks and Test Smoke Alarms This Weekend

Image of a smoke detector.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — As daylight saving time ends on November 6, the American Red Cross encourages everyone to test their smoke alarms as they turn their clocks back to help stay safe from home fires. “Home fires claim more lives in a typical year than all natural disasters combined, but working smoke alarms can cut the risk of dying in ...

Read More »

Local Red Cross to Host Recruitment Event in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — If you have ever wondered what the American Red Cross does and how they respond to all types of disasters, now is your chance to find out! Saturday, November 5, 2022 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join the Red Cross of Madera and Mariposa Counties as they host a morning full of Red Cross information on local and ...

Read More »

CTC Allocates More Than $3 Billion for Infrastructure

Image of a mountain road winding its way through the mountains.

FRESNO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $3 billion today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state, including $1.3 billion in funding from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to support local projects and to protect local roads and bridges from extreme weather and natural disasters. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act ...

Read More »
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online