Big Storm Coming – Be Prepared

December 10, 2014

We’ve all been hearing the forecasts of a potentially serious storm involving possible high winds, power outages and flooding.  These are the current warnings for Grass Valley and Nevada City:

Hazardous Weather Conditions

To check for updates on these warnings go to the  National Weather Service page where you can enter you own zip code and get a specific forecast.

Here is more information that may be useful:

Never, ever touch a downed power line or go near one. Power lines are not insulated like power cords. Always assume the power line is live.

  • Don’t touch a fallen power line or anything touching the wire.
  • Do not touch anything or anyone in contact with a fallen power line or other equipment.
  • Keep children and pets away from fallen electric wires.
  • Do not drive over a fallen power line.
  • Call 911 immediately to report a fallen power line.

Sand and Bags are Available at:

(Bring a shovel and take only what you need)

  • Nevada County Warehouse – East Broad St and 49
  • North San Juan Fire Station #1 – Downtown North San Juan
  • Penn Valley Fire Station #1 – Spenceville Road
  • Higgins Fire Department – Higgins Corner

Info from 211: Warming Shelter Offers a Place to Go When Temperatures Drop – Salvation Army to Open Shelter in Inclement Weather

The cold, wet weather has arrived and 211 is receiving many calls every day from people looking for shelter. For those who are without housing, there are few options to get out of the cold this winter. The Salvation Army provides one alternative, opening a warming shelter when weather dips into freezing cold temperatures.

The Salvation Army’s warming shelter will open in the following weather conditions:

  • 28 degrees or below in dry conditions
  • 32 degrees or below with rain or snow

Call 211 for up-to-date information on warming shelter availability





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