County News 2010

December 23, 2010
Tulare County's Top Health Official Issues Warning

December 23, 2010

Tulare County Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught issued the following statement Wednesday regarding potential health risks for flood and standing water:

With all flooding, potential health risks may be present.  In general, flood and standing water may be contaminated by sewage, animal feces, pesticides/insecticides, fertilizers, oil/gasoline, and other hazards.  Flood and standing water contaminants could lead to infectious diseases, chemical exposures, and injuries. 

December 23, 2010
Unincorporated Tulare County Road Report: 12-23-10 (Morning Update)
December 23, 2010
HHSA Human Services Announces Extended Hours

December 23, 2010

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency’s Department of Human Services announced today that they are offering a variety of ways that County residents can seek out assistance or application for Human Service programs after storm-related damage is experienced throughout the County.

In response to the immediate need of residents impacted by the storm, TulareWORKs, who helps provide resources and services to Tulare County residents such as cash assistance, Food Stamps, and employment services, has extended their office hours to 6:30 p.m. through December 31st.  The TulareWORKs offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holidays, but will operate from 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. until the end of the year.

“We understand that many individuals may be facing unexpected hardship stemming from the recent storm-related damages so our staff is prepared to assist those who may be in need of cash aid or food stamps,” said Jason T. Britt, Director of Tulare County Human Services. 

December 22, 2010
Unincorporated Tulare County Road Report: 12-22-10 (3:30 p.m. Update)
December 22, 2010
Unincorporated Tulare County Road Report: 12-22-10 (10 a.m. Update)
December 21, 2010
Unincorporated Tulare County Road Report: 3 p.m. Update

There have been more than 30 road closures throughout unincorporated Tulare County in the past week due to flooding. Ten of the roads have been reopened. Click on "read more" to view list of closures and openings.

December 21, 2010
Unincorporated Tulare County Road Report: Noon Update
December 21, 2010
Unincorporated Tulare County Road Report: 8 a.m., 12-21-10
December 20, 2010
Storms Force Tulare County Road Closures

December 20, 2010

Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA) officials announced today there are a number of road closures throughout unincorporated areas in Tulare County due to major storm systems passing through the San Joaquin Valley.

Below is a list of road closures in Tulare County due to flooding. Additional road closures will be provided as they are identified.

December 15, 2010
Tulare County Prepares for Winter Storms

December 15, 2010

Tulare County is taking precautionary measures in anticipation of a series of winter storms, forecast by the National Weather Service to begin impacting the area on Friday and last well into next week.  Heavy precipitation and localized flooding in flood-prone areas are possible with this series of storms.  To properly prepare residents for the incoming storms, Tulare County is providing locations where residents can obtain sandbags, and is taking extra steps to identify potential problem areas. 

Sandbag materials are available at the following Tulare County facilities, beginning on Thursday, December 16th, through the duration of the storms: