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Storm-Related Flood Warning and High Wind Warning
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning and High Wind Warning for portions of interior Northern California. Butte County is forecast to experience an uptick in flooding problems as an intense Atmospheric River type storm arrives. The strongest part of the storm is expected Monday into Tuesday including high precipitation and strong winds. The valley is expected to receive 1 to 3 inches of rain Monday through Tuesday with up to 10 inches on the upper Ridge. Winds are expected Monday evening through early Tuesday morning gusting 50 to 64 mph. High winds may cause downed trees and power lines, blowing debris, and widespread, potentially long-lasting power outages. View full press release.
National Weather Service - February 20-21 Storm Update
Evacuations Centers and Animal Shelters
Two evacuation centers will be opened Monday morning at 9:00 am in Butte County for residents displaced by localized flooding. There are no new Evacuation Warnings or Immediate Evacuation Orders in place for Butte County residents. These evacuation centers are open to residents experiencing flooding or anticipating flooding in the next few days.
- Neighborhood Church of Chico, 4801 Notre Dame, Chico
- Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville
An evacuation center was opened last week at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds for residents evacuated due to the Oroville spillway incident. The Silver Dollar Fairgrounds remains open for evacuees from the Oroville Spillway incidents, residents evacuating due to storm-related flooding should go to the newly opened evacuation centers starting Monday morning. The Oroville Dam is safe and the spillway is stable; this warning is not related to the Oroville Dam.
Small Animals: a shelter will be open Monday morning at 9:00 am in Oroville at 2279 Del Oro, Suite D in Oroville
Large Animals: Camelot Equestrian Park, 1985 Clark Rd, Oroville, is accepting large animals. Please bring supplies for your animal including food, water, blankets, and other necessary supplies. Camelot is not accepting any fowl.
Preparing for Evacuation
Oroville Dam and Spillway Information
Evacuation Warning in place for the following areas:
Oroville and Thermalito, the areas south of Lincoln Blvd on the west side of Lincoln to Ophir Road.
All low-lying areas around the Feather River, which includes Gridley, Biggs, Yuba City, Loma Rica,
and anywhere south of Butte County along the River.
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair Street in Chico
Plan for Animal Evacuation
Before any type of emergency occurs, have a plan in place for evacuation of your animals. Research possible locations for you and your pets to go and keep an updated list of friends who live outside of the area that might be able to care for your animals.
Build a Go Bag!
A Go Bag contains items that should sustain you for 72 hours in the event of emergency or evacuation. Every member of your family should have their own Go Bag. Store your Go Bag where you feel it is most accessible if you have to leave your home or work with very short notice. Learn which items to include in your Go Bag and how to maintain your bag.
Make a Family Communication Plan Tonight
Being prepared for an emergency is always a good idea. Today, it is especially important. Your family may not be together if an the Evacuation Warning is upgraded to an Immediate Evacuation Order, so it is important to think develop a Family Community Plan. Use these resources from FEMA.