This will depend on decisions made by the responding agency and eventually the incident commander. Always monitor the local media since public safety agencies will make every effort to ensure the media broadcasts critical information.
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Call the Nevada County Sheriff's non-emergency line at 530-265-7880. If you are unsure if the emergency is life threatening or not - call 911.
OES continually identifies situations or conditions that have the potential of causing injury to people, and damage to property or the environment. A list of hazards are located in the Nevada County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF).
There are numerous websites that have preparedness information. There is also a Home and Family Emergency Preparedness Information Center located in the lobby of the Eric Rood Administrative Center. For more information, visit our emergency preparedness page.
The primary plan maintained and utilized by OES is the Nevada County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). For a listing of additional emergency plans visit our County Emergency Plans page.
Emergency Services continually develops and maintains a reliable and effective communications capability to alert and warn public officials and the general public of an actual or impending emergency or disaster. This is accomplished by utilizing all available resources available at the time of the event, to include the media, Internet, and telephones.
Access CodeRED, the County's emergency notification system.
Alert and warnings may also be posted on the department Facebook page.
Nevada County does contract with a private vendor to have access to an emergency notification system. For additional information on the systems capabilities as well as information on registering your cell phone number, go to the CodeRED website.
Yes. Sand and sandbags are available for free for Nevada County residents every year between October 1st and April 30th. The current locations are listed on the Sand and Sandbags page.