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Sheriff issues local emergency for storms

Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue proclaimed a local emergency for Madera County due to the significant impacts of the ongoing extreme weather conditions.


The ongoing storm system has generated mandatory evacuations due to flooding said the proclamation released Monday afternoon.


Additionally, mudslides, downed trees, and flooded roadways have created numerous hazards throughout the county. With the level of rain projected, there is also potential for debris/mud flow from burn scars.


The extreme weather has strained our local resources and necessitates a proclamation of a local emergency in order to maintain our standard level of public protection to the county.


“We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation,” Pogue said. “The extreme conditions amidst ongoing storm activity require a high level of immediate attention. We ask residents to be vigilant as these circumstances progress.”

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