In the afternoon of Sunday, August 12th, Oak Fire started in the Alta Sierra area causing an evacuation of the Buck Mountain area.
In emergency situations such as these where it is important to let residents know that an evacuation is in place, our Sheriff's Office will go door to door to notify residents within the evacuation area, and they will also send out information to the residents via CodeRED emergency alerts. Although you may be subscribed to CodeRED emergency alerts, if you are not within the immediate vicinity of an evacuation area you will likely not receive a CodeRED emergency alert regarding the situation.
If you do not live in the immediate evacuation area when an emergency event occurs, there are ways to obtain up-to-date information about the situation. Both the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services and the Nevada County Sheriff's Office put timely information about emergency events on their Facebook pages. The Office of Emergency Services will also be communicating with our local media with any updated information; residents can visit YubaNet, The Union, KNCO, or KVMR to look for emergency event information occurring in Western Nevada County, or visit the Sierra Sun or Moonshine Ink, for emergency event information occurring in Eastern Nevada County.
If the emergency event requires both evacuations and the opening of shelters, the Office of Emergency Services will put an alert out on the County website, MyNevadaCounty.com, that residents can both subscribe to and view the emergency event's information online.
CodeRED is an important emergency communications tool for County departments, such as the Sheriff's Office and Office of Emergency Services, to use to communicate with residents during an emergency event. If you haven't already, subscribe for CodeRED emergency alerts online or by dialing 2-1-1 (from a 530 area code) to be connected to 211 Connecting Point for sign up assistance.