Current Disaster Information
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a new drought disaster declaration for the State of California as of March 5, 2021.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a Secretarial disaster designation for drought in Glenn County as identified by the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDA S4916).
The U.S. Small Business Administration declared Glenn County a disaster area due to drought as identified by the U.S. Drought Monitor (SBA #16896).
As the summer days grow hotter it is important to remember how to protect you and your family from the effects of extended high heat exposure.
- Drink plenty of water – Drink water throughout the day, even when you are not thirsty and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
- Stay cool indoors – Complete outdoor activities in the morning or evening and go indoors to air conditioned buildings during the heat of the day.
- Pace yourself and wear appropriate clothes and sunscreen when outdoor activities are a must.
- Check on your neighbors and family – The heat is very hard on the elderly and those with medical conditions. Be sure to check on your loved ones and neighbors to ensure they have access to a place to cool down and are coping with the extreme heat.
- Don’t forget your pets – The high heat is hard on your pets. Ensure they have access to shade and plenty of water. Bring them indoors to cool down and give them a break from the harsh heat. Never leave your pets in a car when it is hot.
Public buildings provide respite from the high heat. A cool zone is a location to get out of the heat for a period of time to let your body cool down. Cool zone facilities include libraries, community centers, malls, and senior centers. Cool zones do not offer snacks or water, only air conditioned facilities. Glenn County designated Cool Zone Sites
August Complex Fires - Recovery
Update from the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office - OES 1/4/2021
Please check Glenn County Road Conditions for the road closures. FH7 is now open with reduced speeds. If you plan to travel in the burn scar area, be prepared for changing road conditions. This area will be subject to soil erosion, debris flows, slides, and downed trees. Changes in road and terrain conditions can happen rapidly during a rainstorm. This area may be subject to flash flooding. It is advised to avoid travel in the burn area during storms.
For Recovery Resources and Information including resources for safe return to you property and cleanup, go to our Recovery page
Please check out our Twitter feed on the main OES home page, as well as our Facebook on the main Sheriff's Office homepage for any impending incidents and events.
Wildfire Season is officially here
Are you Wildfire Ready? Download the Ready for Wildfire app to access tips on preparedness as well as incident updates.