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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Be Prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff

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While it is understood that PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) measures are intended to protect communities from the threat of equipment-related wildfires, Nevada County Public Health recognizes that these measures may cause other negative publ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

PG&E Monitoring a Severe Wind Event Later this Week That Could Impact Nearly 30 Counties

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  • National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for vast portions of Northern California
  •  PG&E’s Emergency Operations Center is open and monitoring the situation

PG&E announced today (Oct. 7) that its meteorological and o...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Food Safety Related to Power Outages

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With potential electricity shortages facing Nevada County, the County Department of Environmental Health offers the following food safety tips to prevent food-borne illness in the event of power outages:

  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Keep pot...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 24, 2019

PG&E to Initiate Second Public Safety Power Shutoff

Map of September 25 Public Safety Power Shutoff Impact Area

FROM PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC

PG&E to Initiate Second Public Safety Power Shutoff to About 48,200 Customers in Seven North Bay and Sierra Foothill Counties Due to Dry, Hot, Windy Weather

PG&E has been monitoring weather forecasts hourly and has de...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Red Flag Warning in effect from 11:00 p.m. Monday to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday for Western Nevada County

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Red Flag Warning in effect from 11 PM Monday to 11 AM PDT Wednesday parts of the Central Valley, the Coastal Range and the Sierra below 5000 feet. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

Building high pressure will result in gusty ...

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Weather Updates from NWS Sacramento Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Red Flag Warning is Cancelled for Strong Winds and Low Humidity

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September 16, 2019, 9:15am--The National Weather Service in Reno has cancelled the Red Flag Warning for Eastern Nevada County.Humidity has increased across northeastern California and far northwest Nevada this morning with the approaching cold front.
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Red Flag Warning in effect from 8:00 AM Sunday to 2:00 PM PDT Monday for Eastern Nevada County

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Red Flag Warning in effect from 8:00 AM Sunday to 2:00 PM PDT Monday due to strong winds and low humidity for Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra, and Eastern Nevada Counties...The National Weather Service Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 11, 2019

US National Weather Service Reno Nevada Issued Fire Weather Watch

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US National Weather Service Reno Nevada has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 1:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon through 8:00 AM Monday morning.

*Affected Area...Fire Zone 270 Surprise Valley California, Fire Zon...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Open House Hosted for Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

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September 4th--Nevada County Board of Supervisors Heidi Hall, Sue Hoek, Dan Miller and Office of Emergency Services joined CAL FIRE NEU and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at a community open house designed to share information about the Ponderosa ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Red Flag Warning in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM PDT Wednesday

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Sacramento CA, 2:27 AM PDT Wed Aug 28 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY

FOR LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213, 214, 221, 266, 268, AND 269...

The National Weather Servi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

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Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

Nevada County, CA—County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services is offering free residential green waste disposal in Floriston, September 28th and 29th, from 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. to encourage resi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Shaded Fuel Break

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Project

Grass Valley- CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit in cooperation with Nevada County and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County began work on County of Nevada property as part of the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project.

Crews from CAL FIRE Washing...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Issued Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System

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Nevada County, CA—On August 15th, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) conducted a test of the opt-in CodeRED emergency alert system. A substantial number of Nevada County residents registered for the notifications and received t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Morning through Friday Night

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The National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Valley and Foothills for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday August 14th to 10:00 P.M. Friday August 16th. Our relatively mild summer is heating up this week, with temperatures projecte...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Countywide Emergency Alert Test, August 15th at 10:00 a.m.

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County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services will conduct a test of the Code Red Emergency Alert system August 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

All of Nevada County, including Nevada City and Grass Valley residents, are advised to prepare by registering for Code Re...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

First Heat Wave of the Summer to Hit Nevada County This Weekend

National Weather Services Heat Advisory for Western Nevada County July 27th to July 28th 2019

Our relatively mild summer is heating up this weekend, with temperatures projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. During this heat wave, the Nevada County Public Health Department would like to remind everyone that higher temperatur...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Partnership Aids Seniors in Need of of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

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Partnership between Gold Country Community Services and Ready Nevada County Aids Seniors in Need of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approves the Office of Emergency Services and Gold Cou...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Supervisors Approve 3 Resolutions Moving Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Forward

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Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is moving forward with Board approval of 3 resolutions. Resolutions proclaiming a Local Emergen...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Fire Districts, OES, & Fire Safe Council Coordinate to Implement Red Flag Warning System

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Grass Valley—In an effort to raise awareness on Red Flag Warning days, Nevada County Fire Districts, the Office of Emergency Services and the Fire Safe Council will post physical red flags to alert the community in the event of a Red Flag Warnin...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 18, 2019

"Ready Nevada County: Be The Hero!" Trailer

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With the generous support of Sierra Theaters, the talent and equipment of Nevada County Media, the spirit of our volunteer cast and crew, and the dedication of the first responders, we were able to create this piece that will be seen throughout the summer...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

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On Tuesday, June 11th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors along with County staff from the Board Office, County Executive Office, Office of Emergency Services, County Counsel and the Sheriff’s Office toured local CAL FIRE facilities to learn about the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

Burn Permits Suspended

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CONTACT:Mary EldridgeInformation Officer(530) 889-0111X1023

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties

AUBURN–&a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Wildfire Preparedness Continues with Speaker Series: Ready, Set, Go for Families

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On Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will host Ready, Set, Go for Families, the final in a four-part, speaker series designed to educate and inspire the co...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Sunday CAL FIRE NEU Runs Wildland Urban Interface Drill

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Sunday, June 9, CAL FIRE NEU is running a Wildland Urban Interface drill in the Cement Hill, Lake Vera Purdon, and Round Mountain neighborhoods. There will be an increased presence of first responders on roadways and around homes.

A Code Red emergency aler...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 31, 2019

ReadyNevadaCounty.org Launches as Part of a Larger Community Wide Strategy

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ReadyNevadaCounty.org goes live this week as part of an innovative, multipronged approach to mobilize the community to take action to prevent and prepare for wildfire. Residents are encouraged to go online for the latest on Nevada County’s wildf...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

June 10: Ready, Set, Go! for Families Wildfire Preparedness Presentation

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On Monday, June 10, 6:00 -7:30 P.M. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will present Ready, Set, Go! for Families. The final in a four-part series, this event is designed to educate and ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

Ready Nevada County, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and Nevada City First Friday Art Walk join forces for a summer-long series of Ready, Set, Go Mixers in Nevada City, June 7, July 5, August 2, 5:00-9:00 P.M.

Th...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Final Volunteer Training for Green Waste Program May 23rd

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The final volunteer training for the FREE Residential Green Waste Disposal Program will take place Thursday, May 23rd, from 7:00-8:00 P.M. in the Board Chambers of the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue. Community members interested in supporting the program m...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 10, 2019

2019 Ready, Set, Go! Handbooks Mailed for Wildfire Preparedness Week

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The 2019 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived in mailboxes across the county in time for Wildfire Preparedness Week. Created by the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (NCOES), in collaboration with partner agencies and emergency managers, to he...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Opening Weekend a Stellar Success

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Program Continues Weekends in May

Nevada County, CA—May 4th marked the opening day of Free Residential Green Waste Disposal at six sites all weekends in May. More than 60 tons of green waste were collected, and by all accounts community participation excee...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Volunteer Training for FREE Green Waste Program May 9th

Volunteer Training May 9th

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County & Nevada County Office of Emergency Services are looking for a few more volunteers to help us make Free Residential Green Waste Disposal possible. Help your neighbor achieve their defensible space by providing FR...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 4, 2019

May 5th: Free Green Waste Disposal @ Fairgrounds ONLY

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The first day of Free Residential Green Waste Disposal kicked off today and was a smashing success. The program was so popular all disposal containers filled at six locations by midday. The Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 8, is the only location that will...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Children's Health and Wildfire Safety Carnival

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May 4th, from 12 P.M.-4:00 P.M. the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and Gold Country Kiwanis are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wildfire Safety Carnival. All families are welcome t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

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Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

Nevada County, CA—In an unprecedented collaborative effort The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, with support from County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and Waste Management, is offering free reside...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Wildfire Speaker Series: Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space

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Wildfire Speaker Series: Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space

On Monday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services presents Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Monthly Wildfire Preparedness Speaker Series

Are you curious about how to better prepare for wildfire in Nevada County? Attend the monthly Wildfire Preparedness Speaker Series workshops in the Board Chambers of the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, from 6:00-7:30 PM to learn more. These works...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 23, 2019

Free Wildfire Film Screening and Discussion Panel March 6th

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Nevada County Resource Conservation District and Nevada County Office of Emergency Services are partnering for a free public screening of Fire and Forest Health: Your Tahoe National Forest alongside the timely Wilder than Wild: F...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Funding Available for Homes Damaged in 2017 Lobo and McCourtney Fires

Nevada County Housing and Community Services recently received funding to assist low income home owners who sustained damages to their homes in Nevada County due to the Wind Complex fires of 2017. These funds can be used to assist with repairs and/or repl...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Community Leaders Gather for Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting

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Thursday, February 7th, the County hosted the second Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting, gathering nearly 70 community leaders from local, state and federal agencies and organizations. This meeting offered an opportunity to work across jurisdictional...

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Office of Emergency Services