Warnings for Yosemite, Madera County as atmospheric river approaches

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – An evacuation warning was issued for a select number of Madera County residents on Saturday in anticipation of expected high rainfall amounts from an incoming atmospheric river, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

The warning from the Sheriff’s Office comes as Yosemite National Park officials issued their own warning about incoming wet weather starting Saturday evening, particularly in the higher elevations of the park.

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The evacuation warning for Madera County residents is for those in Zone 431, which impacts residents of:

  • Cavin Lane

  • Shadow Creek Road

  • Vinnard Drive

  • Deer Path Circle

  • Venado Drive

  • Venado Court

  • Quail Mountain Way

  • Mattie Fhy Road

  • Winners Circle Drive

  • Mattie Fhy Court

  • Holly Lane

According to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, the warning is for the potential of high rainfall amounts and the elevated risk of mudslides. Residents are asked to monitor the situation and be ready to take action immediately. That includes gathering important documents, pets, medications and necessities.

Deputies say residents should not wait for an evacuation order to leave if they feel threatened.

Those in need of evacuation assistance should call (559) 675-7770. If it is an emergency, call 911.

In Yosemite National Park, rangers say areas such as Big Oak Flat Road (extension of Highway 120) and Wawona Road (extension of Highway 41) are areas at risk – and tire chains will be required for drivers.

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