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Sheriff issues storm warning

The Plumas County Office of Emergency Services continues monitoring the storm and its
impacts on our area. The National Weather Service advises that flooding of rivers and
creeks will remain possible through the weekend and especially Thursday night into
Friday. During this time period heavy rainfall is expected (approximately 1 to 2 inches).
At this time a Flood Advisory, Wind Advisory, and Hazardous Weather Outlook are all in
affect. Residents are urged to monitor changeable conditions and expect localized
flooding , hazardous travel conditions, highway closures and power outages. The largest
snow fall amounts are predicted for Lassen Park are between 24 and 30 inches. The
storm will start out with snow levels around 7000 feet and then will drop rapidly to between
2000-4000 feet on Friday.

With these hazardous conditions, please consider the following:

• Make a family disaster plan and emergency preparedness kit, allowing for self sufficiency
for up to three days.

• Limit outings to ones that are necessary. Non-essential errands or travels should
be scheduled once the weather is better. Less traffic on the roadways makes it
safer for everyone.

• If you must travel, decrease driving speeds, keep a safe following distance, allow
for extra travel time, and be cautious of roadways with rocks, mudslides or standing

• Avoid flooded areas, especially with moving water. Swift moving water is very
dangerous, even when shallow.

• Have an emergency “GO” kit with important items and warm clothing should you
need to evacuate.

• Listen to radio reports for up-to-date information.

Updated information will also be posted at www.plumascounty.us in the News Flash
section when available. In case of emergency dial 911 or contact the Sheriff’s Dispatch
at (530) 283-6300.

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