As you may have heard, nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated in the area around Oroville Dam due to the threat of flooding from a break in the spillway over the weekend.
I want you to know that I have been in communication with the county directors in the UC Cooperative Extension offices in Butte, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties and they have confirmed that all staff members from those offices are accounted for and in a safe place.
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center is on high ground and not affected, but some staff members and their families have been affected by the evacuations in the Marysville/Yuba City area. I'm told they have all checked in safe.
The three UCCE county offices are closed today due to evacuations or alerts in the immediate area: Butte County in Oroville, Sutter/Yuba County in Yuba City and Colusa County in Colusa.
The Butte office will also be closed on Tuesday, and re-opening depends on how the situation progresses.
I have let County Directors Cass Mutters, Janine Hasey and Luis Espino know that UC ANR is ready to help and support them and their staff during this crisis.
UC Cooperative Extension
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