VISALIA, CA – Sequoia Crest, Camp Nelson, Ponderosa, Pierpoint Springs, Cedar Slope, and Upper Tule community members are encouraged to attend a community meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 9, from 6-7:00 p.m. at the Springville Veterans Memorial Building, located at 35944 CA-190, Springville, CA 93265.
The Tulare County Fire Department will present information about the potential for slope failures and road closures during flooding or heavy snow in these regions which experienced heavy fire activity during the Pier Fire this summer.
“The Tulare County Fire Department will continue to work with all agencies to ensure that those who live in communities affected by the fire will continue to receive effective services from our department as the winter weather approaches,” said Charlie Norman, Tulare County Fire Chief.
Community members will also learn about life safety issues and preparedness, along with the Sheriff’s role to coordinate road closures, implementing evacuations, and patrolling the area from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.
“We will continue to work in collaboration with our County partners to ensure your safety in the aftermath of the Pier Fire,” Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said. “However, along the Highway 190 corridor, it’s important for community members to recognize potential dangers such as flooding and erosion due to loss of ground cover. This winter, I ask that residents continue to be prepared and maintain vigilance in watching for potential dangers and to work with us to keep these areas as safe as possible.”
Other presenters at the community meeting will include representatives from the Red Cross and the National Weather Service.
Representatives from the U.S. Forestry Service, Edison, Cal-Trans, California Highway Patrol, Services, the Office of Emergency, and the Resource Management Agency will be present to answer questions from community members.
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For more information, please contact the Fire Department Public Information Officers at (559) 624-0628, or the Tulare County Sheriff’s Public Information Office at (559) 636-4695.