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Heat Of The Day, Cold Of The River A Deadly Mix
June 14, 2017

Sutter Fire Department Loans Life Jackets

Area residents are reminded that if they seek relief from the extreme heat at a river, they need to be extremely cautious.

Rivers, streams and creeks are very cold due to snow melt. In a manner of minutes, even experienced swimmers can experience loss of muscle control.

With the first 100-plus degree days of the season, waterways could get crowded. Be aware of who and what is around you when you operate watercraft or enter the water. Always wear life jackets.

The Sutter Fire Department, 7530 Barrow Street, Sutter, has life jackets for loan during normal operating hours.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat and is advising residents to expect a prolonged period of hot temperatures. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. The mall, a movie theatre, or the library are all good sources of air conditioning during the hottest part of the day.

The Weather Service is predicting hot temperatures Friday into next week, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. From Sunday through Wednesday, temperatures in the Central Valley are expected to range between 103 and 107 degrees.

Residents should consider rescheduling outdoor activities to avoid heat related illnesses for those exposed to prolonged outdoor heat, especially the elderly, children, and other sensitive groups.

Stay hydrated. Because your body loses fluids through sweat, you can become dehydrated during times of extreme heat.

  • Drink more water than usual.
  • Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink more fluids.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Remind others to drink enough water.

Cold Water Can Be Deadly
It Just Got Easier To Find Your Evacuation Route In An Oroville Dam Emergency
June 05, 2017

Sutter County Development Services staff, which created the Sutter County Oroville Dam Emergency Evacuation map, has made it easier to find your evacuation route in the event of a future problem with the spillway or the dam that requires evacuation.

A field has been added to the map that allows individuals to look up evacuation routes for specific addresses in Sutter County, including the incorporated cities of Yuba City and Live Oak. View the searchable Oroville Dam Emergency Evacuation Route Map for Sutter County.

Depicted in the map are the intended evacuation routes for an emergency involving Oroville Dam only. Evacuation routes are subject to change depending on actual conditions at the time of the evacuation.

Note that this map does not depict evacuation routes for any other emergency, including a potential or actual levee failure when local roads and highways can be flooded or threatened. Evacuation routes will be determined at the time of the emergency based on what roads are available.

A searchable map as well as a PDF download of the Oroville Dam Flood Evacuation Route Map for Sutter County are linked below. This map was originally designed to be 3 feet by 4 feet. To see detail, please zoom in while viewing the map.