Emergencies

Tulare County's Emergencies portal provides information regarding fire and law enforcement departments, and other resources near you. This portal also provides relevant weather related information and Twitter feeds from first response agencies. The County can also notify you of emergencies through our AlertTC system. Please sign up by click on the AlertTC logo in the menu to the left, or click here.

Tree Mortality

Since 2012, record drought and record temperatures, have weakened trees throughout California, resulting in millions of acres of failing forestland that then become vulnerable to disease and infestation. Infestation, such as those caused by native bark beetles, have caused tree mortality of epidemic proportions.

The scale of tree mortality in California contributes to significantly increased wildfire risks, and presents life safety risks due to falling trees that can injure or kill people.

Due to these increased risks, California and Tulare County have proclaimed states of emergency for tree mortality.

Read more here.

Federal Funding: Tree Mortality on Private Forestlands

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has launched an initiative to assist private forestland owners address tree mortality and other drought-related damage to improve forest health. Removing dead tree debris and other dry woody material will also help reduce the spread of invasive pests and reduce the threat of wildfire.

Read more here.

 

Drought

California is in the middle of one of the most severe droughts in recorded state history. In response to forecasted drought conditions through 2015, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a state of local emergency on February 4, 2014, following Governor Brown's State of Emergency proclamation of January 17, 2014. The County Board of Supervisors called for state legislators to place a water bond on a future ballot, and formed an ad hoc committee to address future water advocacy strategy.

Tulare County's Office of Emergency Services (OES) program has been tasked with the overal coordination of the County's responses to this drought emergency, and maintains this website for the purpose of distributing and collecting information, and for publishing a list of resources that may help provide a degree of relief to families that have been affected by the drought.

In Need of Assistance?

If you have been affected by the drought, and are in need of assistance, please check the following pages for information and resources:

Read more here.

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