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Take Nevada County’s Wildfire Planning Survey

Nevada City, June 2, 2023—Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is investing substantial grant funding in three critical wildfire and multi-hazard strategic plans: an update to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), an update to the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), and for the first time, launching a Nevada County Evacuation Study. Nevada County […]

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Nevada County Recognizes Firewise Together Fundraiser: A Benefit for Firewise Communities

Nevada City, May 23, 2023 — The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is hosting the Firewise Together Fundraiser a benefit for Firewise Communities from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Lake Wildwood’s Commodore Park. This event will be an opportunity for Firewise Communities to celebrate recent achievements and raise funds […]

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Yuba Watershed Institute Named BLM’s Conservation Partner of the Year

NEVADA CITY, CA—Yesterday, at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) named the Yuba Watershed Institute (YWI) their Conservation Partner of the Year for 2023. YWI is a local nonprofit that has been operating on the San Juan Ridge for more than 30 years under a series of cooperative agreements […]

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Nevada County Receives Over $1.5 Million in Grant Funding for Forest Resilience Projects

NEVADA CITY, Calif. – Three local agencies in Nevada County have been awarded grant funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) for forest resilience projects that will reduce wildfire risk and restore forest health in the region. The grant recipients are: The grant funding was awarded on March 2nd by the SNC at their quarterly […]

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Nevada County and Waste Management Provide Food Waste Bins for Residents Impacted by Power Outages

Nevada City, CA – Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) has partnered with Waste Management to provide food waste bins for spoiled food due to the recent power outages. Food waste bins available through 5:00pm Sunday, March 12th, at: Food Safety During a Power Outage Refrigerated or frozen foods may be unsafe after a […]

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Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on February 1, 2023 in Nevada County

Start 2023 off right by ensuring that you are signed up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts! CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used by the County of Nevada to notify residents in an emergency. These alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell phone, and TTY. The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services urges […]

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Nevada County Supervisors Proclaim Local Emergency due to Winter Storms

Nevada City, CA – Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency due to the recent winter storms that have brought substantial rain, high winds, and significant snowfall at higher elevations, resulting in damage to County roads due to fallen trees, debris flows, and culvert failures. “Our Public Works team has been […]

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Three additional shaded fuel break projects approved in western Nevada County

Nevada County, CA – At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) brought forward several wildfire planning and mitigation projects for approval, including three new large-scale community defense zones. Because 92% of Nevada County residents live in high to very high fire hazard severity zones, OES continues its proactive effort […]

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Nevada County Cooling Centers Extended Through Friday at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley Libraries

Due to the extended Excessive Heat Warning, Cooling Centers will remain open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Friday, September 9th. Air-conditioned space and water will be available. Well-behaved pets on a leash are allowed, and both locations are ADA accessible. Library desk services will only […]

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Nevada County Opens Cooling Centers Saturday Through Tuesday at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley Libraries

Nevada City, CA – National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Saturday morning through Tuesday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people, especially the very young, senior citizens, pregnant women, and those with chronic medical conditions. Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services partners with […]

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Local Firewise Communities Awarded Micro-Grants to Reduce Wildfire Risk

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is pleased to announce that twenty-six Micro-Grants have been awarded to support recognized Firewise Communities in reducing wildfire risk. This unique program is funded through a grant from the Disaster Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund at the League of California Community Foundations with support from the Tahoe […]

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Microgrant Program Supports Firewise Communities to Clear Storm Debris

Nevada County is still dealing with the impacts of the severe winter storm that struck our area on December 27th, 2021. The storm, which downed hundreds of trees and knocked out power to homes across Nevada County, has left an overabundance of vegetation in its wake. This abnormally high level of hazardous vegetation makes Nevada […]

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Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

Using Ladris’ Evacuation Pre-Planner tool, Nevada County’s emergency managers and law enforcement personnel can now simulate detailed models for evacuations, traffic times, and road congestion scenarios for wildfires or other disasters. Ladris’ platform integrates public, private, and user-defined data sources to create real-time data visualization and AI-powered predictive forecasting to simulate millions of what-if scenarios. […]

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Call to Action: Check-in on Neighbors Without Power and Help Report Unmet Needs to 211

Over 15,000 Nevada County PG&E customers are going on day six without power. During times of need, Nevada County has a history of coming together to support each other. This once-in-a-lifetime storm event calls upon us all to act.  Yesterday, the County sent a CodeRED Emergency Alert in hopes of reaching those that have been […]

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Nevada County emergency status update – Dec. 31

As of December 30th, nearly all County roadways are open and passable. All roads in Alta Sierra are open to emergency traffic and tall vehicles with the exception of Ball, Francis, Ragan which require phone company participation which is pending. Lower Colfax, Laws Ranch Cross, Burma, and Rattlesnake are open.  PG&E, CALFIRE, Nevada County Office […]

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Nevada County Opens Overnight Shelter at Bear River High School

With over 20,000 Nevada County households still without power, the County of Nevada has partnered with the Red Cross to open an overnight cold weather shelter in the Bear River High School Multipurpose Room at 11130 Magnolia Road. The shelter will provide heat, food, and showers to guests. Service animals are welcome. No pets are allowed. The […]

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NevCo OES: Rain on the way – sandbags available

December 8, 2021 – The National Weather Service Sacramento predicts Nevada County will receive .75 inches of rain Wednesday evening into Thursday night, with wetter systems to take aim on Northern California late this weekend and next week. To prepare, free sand and sandbags are available for pickup at four convenient locations. We would like […]

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