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  1. Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

    Firewood Available for Residents without Power

    Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power. Learn More
  2. River Fire Recovery

    River Fire Recovery Resources

    Was your property lost or damaged in the River Fire? Find information on next steps at our River Fire Recovery website. Read on...
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    County Opens Overnight Shelter at Bear River High School

    With over 20,000 Nevada County households still without power, the County has partnered with the Red Cross to open an overnight cold weather shelter in the Bear River High School. Learn More
  4. Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

    County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight, December 27th

    The County is opening two shelters in Nevada City at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room and the lower level of the Nevada City Veterans Hall. The shelters open at 4:30 p.m. and will close at 7:30 a.m. Learn More
  5. Sand and Sandbags

    Rain on the Way

    The National Weather Service Sacramento is predicting rain over the next week. To prepare, free sand and sandbags are available for pickup at four convenient locations. Learn More
  6. Residential Debris Burn

    CAL FIRE Lifts Burn Suspension in Nevada, Yuba, & Placer Counties

    CAL FIRE in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties has lifted the burn suspension. Cooler temperatures and winter weather mean open burning is a tool residents in unincorporated Nevada County may use to get rid of green waste. Learn More
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    Fire Weather Watch Late Sunday Night into Tuesday Evening

    Fire Weather Watch late Sunday Night into Tuesday evening for the Delta and much of the Valley, the Coastal Range, and the Northern Sierra up to 5500 feet. For the Sierra, the strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. Read on...

    Apply for Defensible Space Assistance Today

    Nevada County received two grants to help low-income residents and citizens living with disabilities pay for defensible space. Residents interested in participating in the program may apply online today! Read on...
  9. County of Nevada Awarded FEMA Funding for Defensible Space Assistance (1)

    Nevada County Awarded FEMA Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

    On September 28, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors passed two resolutions accepting grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The two programs will provide critical defensible space assistance. Read on...
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    Second Public Meeting Scheduled for Highway 49 Improvements

    Nevada County Transportation Commission in coordination with Caltrans District 3 has been working to develop the next phase of improvements on Highway 49 between La Barr Meadows Road and the McKnight Way interchange. Read on...
  11. South County Shaded Fuel Break

    County of Nevada Awarded CAL FIRE Funding for South County Shaded Fuel Break

    CAL FIRE recently announced that the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services received grant funding to complete the South County Shaded Fuel Break. Read on...
  12. FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

    FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

    Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for residents impacted by the River Fire with opportunities in both counties to connect with FEMA, CalOES and county representatives and apply for assistance. Read on...
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    No Cost Masks & Sanitizer Available for Small Businesses & Non-profits

    No cost PPE (masks and hand sanitizer) is available at locations across Nevada County for small businesses and non-profits while supplies last. Read on...
  14. Red Flag Warning 8.17.2021

    Red Flag Warning Tuesday Afternoon Through Wednesday Due to Breezy Winds and Low Humidity

    Red Flag Warning is now in effect from 1 pm today through 8 pm Wednesday for the mountains & portions of the Sacramento Valley due to gusty winds & extremely dry conditions. Read on...
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    Nevada County Evacuations Lifted for River Fire

    All evacuations for the River Fire have been lifted in Nevada County and are reflected in evacuation maps for Nevada County at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Zonehaven. Read on...
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    CodeRED Emergency Alerts Explained: Understand Opt-in Alerts and the Mobile Alert App

    Nevada County Sheriff’s Office uses multiple communication tools to create a layered and redundant system to alert residents when a wildfire poses a serious potential threat to life and property. Read on...
  17. Fire Recovery Square Graphics

    Local Assistance Center for River Fire Survivors to Open Aug. 13-14

    With most mandatory evacuations now lifted for the River Fire, Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for impacted residents with a joint local assistance center - a one-stop-shop for recovery and rebuilding information and resources. Read on...
  18. Fire Recovery Square Graphics

    Re-entry Passes Available for Residents Impacted by River Fire

    Nevada County is hosting a re-entry center today. The purpose of this event is to inform residents of damages to their property and to issue a pass that will allow homeowners to return to their properties in areas still closed to the public. Read on...
  19. River Fire Relief - NewsFlash

    Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors

    With over 4000 people evacuated, 2600 acres burned, and 76 structures destroyed, the River Fire is only 15% contained as of Thursday evening. The Nevada County Relief Fund established the “River Fire Fund” today to accept donations. Read on...
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    Red Flag Warning for Gusty Wind and Very Low Humidity this Afternoon through Thursday Evening

    Gusty wind, very low humidity, and extremely dry fuels combine to bring critical fire weather conditions this afternoon throughThursday evening. Read on...
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    Be Ready to “Go” During the Height of Fire Season

    Nevada County Office of Emergency Services shares more Ready, Set, Go! tips for wildfire season Read on...
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    Emergency Preparedness Materials Available at Libraries, Police and Fire Stations

    This summer, OES will be at the Nevada City First Friday Artwalk, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market, and the Nevada County Fair to help residents prepare for wildfire. While out on the town or on Treat Street, stop by the OES booth to learn more. Read on...
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    Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

    As fires like the Dixie and Tamarack burn nearby, a community conversation around wildfire, evacuation and emergency alert notifications has resurfaced. Residents are asking, ‘how will I know if I need to evacuate?’ Read on...
  24. OES - Cooling Center NewsFlash (1)

    Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

    National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County Friday at noon through Monday evening. Cooling Centers will open at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley libraries from 11am - 7pm on Saturday & Sunday. Read on...
  25. OES Art Walk_NewsFlash

    Nevada City Artwalk Returns with Support from Ready Nevada County

    Office of Emergency Services (OES) will be on hand in front of the Miners Foundry with Ready Nevada County materials to help residents and visitors prepare for a safe summer. Read on...
  26. Wildfire Town Hall

    Nevada County Residents Invited to In-person Wildfire Town Hall

    Nevada County District IV Supervisor Sue Hoek is hosting a town hall covering topics related to public safety, wildfire prevention, preparedness and response, and public roadways in Nevada City on Tuesday June 29, 2021. Read on...
  27. Roadside Vegetation Management Tracker (1)

    County of Nevada Launches Tool to Track Treatment of Evacuation Routes

    A new mapping tool, the Roadside Vegetation Management Tracker, is now available on the Ready Nevada County Dashboard to help residents view which evacuation routes the Nevada County Public Works Department has treated. Read on...
  28. Beat The Heat - NWS

    Excessive Heat Warning into this Weekend and Power Flex Alert Today

    NWS Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County through Sunday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and those with chronic medical conditions. Read on...
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    Listen to the Experts: Know Your Zone and Write It Down

    Authorities will use Zone Names in emergency alerts, media releases, and social media to notify residents which areas are under an evacuation warning or order. It does not replace CodeRED or Nixle but supplements them. Read on...
  30. RSG Handbook Cover

    The 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook is Here

    The 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived! All Nevada County residents are encouraged to check their mailboxes this week as copies have been sent to every household. Read on...
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    Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Launches Friday, May 21, in Grass Valley

    The first of two free residential green waste disposal events for Nevada County residents kicks off this Friday, May 21. Residents will have an opportunity to drop off their green waste for free, Friday, May 21 - Monday, May 24, from 7:00 am -3:00 pm. Read on...
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    Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Launches Friday, May 14, in Truckee

    Free residential green waste disposal for Nevada County residents kicks off this Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds from 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Read on...
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    Volunteers Needed for Free Residential Green Waste Events

    County of Nevada is proud to be partnering with the Fire Safe Council, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, Town of Truckee, and Truckee Fire Protection District to bring free green waste disposal back to residents this May and June! Read on...
  34. Zonehaven

    Nevada County Launches New Zone Evacuation Technology

    This week, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services officially launches a new zone-based evacuation technology to complement the ongoing Ready Nevada County tools and strategy. Residents are asked to visit to look up their zone. Read on...
  35. NCTC Climate Event Mobility (1)

    You're Invited! Join the Conversation May 5

    The Nevada County Transportation Commission invites community members to participate in the first workshop to develop the READY Nevada County Extreme Climate Event Mobility and Adaptation Plan. Read on...
  36. 2021 Burn Permits Required


    Saturday, May 1st, 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will require burn permits for residential vegetative material pile burning within Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. Read on...
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    Watch Ready, Set, Go! Preparedness Film

    This short film version of the Ready, Set, Go! Handbook was created to educate more people on specific steps to wildfire and emergency preparedness in Nevada County. Read on...
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    Teen Community Emergency Response Team Bolstered by Homeland Security Grant Purchase

    With wildfire season fast approaching many organizations are getting ready. One of those organizations is the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. Read on...
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    Free Green Waste Disposal and Mulch Opportunities Return to Nevada County in May & June

    Free residential green waste disposal and mulch opportunities return to Nevada County in May and June. Residents are encouraged to start staging green waste now to take full advantage of a shorter schedule. Read on...
  40. Yuba Bear Burn Cooperative

    Prescribed Burn on Saturday April 3rd, North of Nevada City Near Round Mountain

    A prescribed burn will be conducted on .5 acres of private land on the north side of Round Mountain. It will be directed by a retired firefighter/forester experienced in conducting burns. Personnel will be volunteers from the Yuba Bear Burn Cooperative. Read on...
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    Develop Defensible with Backyard Burning

    At this time of year, open residential backyard burning is allowed in unincorporated Nevada County without a permit from CAL FIRE or a local fire district. As weather warms, CAL FIRE will announce when burn permits will be required. Read on...
  42. Residential Debris Burn

    Build Defensible Space with Residential Debris Burning

    Fire season will be here soon. Now is the perfect time of year to make your property more resilient to wildfire. To increase the likelihood that your home will withstand a wildfire, it is critical to implement defensible space. Read on...
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    Town of Washington Builds Resilience through New Cal OES Funding and Food Bank Drive

    On March 12, The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) approved the FY 2020-21 Community Power Resiliency allocation in the amount of $101,024 to serve the Town of Washington. Read on...
  44. Paul and Nancy

    Nevada County Couple Develops Defensible Space Along Evacuation Route

    Paul and Nancy, both in their 80s, brought their road into compliance by clearing approximately five hundred and fifty feet of hazardous vegetation along their roadway! Read on...
  45. Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

    Nevada County OES, Law, and Fire Agencies Spearhead Zone-based Evacuation Planning

    The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (Nevada County OES) is excited to announce a new pilot project for countywide zone-based evacuation planning that is now underway. Read on...
  46. Work Begins on Ponderosa West Project

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

    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. Read on...
  47. Nevada City First Friday Art Walk Mixer Graphic

    Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

    Ready Nevada County, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, & Nevada City First Friday Art Walk join forces for a summer-long series of mixers. The event will be a casual mix of art, socializing, & education focused on fire prevention & preparedness. Read on...
  48. Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

    County Opens Two Overflow Emergency Shelters Tonight and Tomorrow, December 28th and 29th

    Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for tonight and tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Learn More
  49. Sierra Roots WEATHER SHELTER_NewsFlash

    Two County Overflow Emergency Shelters Remain Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights

    Considering the weather prediction and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra Roots are activating the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol through Saturday for the nights of December 30th, December 31st and January 1st. Learn More
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  51. YubaNet Webinar Winter Storm Update (350 x 350 px)

    Webinar: Winter Storm Update for Nevada County

    Panelists from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, County Emergency Operations Center, CAL FIRE, and PG&E will share the latest updates on the storm’s impact, emergency response efforts to date and available resources and services. Learn More