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Special BOS Meeting to Confirm Emergency Status in Lake County

COUNTY OF LAKE
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Courthouse – 255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, California  95453
Telephone (707) 263-2580
Fax (707) 263-1012
www.co.lake.ca.us

CONTACT:
Jill Ruzicka, PIO (707) 263-2580


SPECIAL LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
WILL BE HELD TO CONFIRM EMERGENCY STATUS IN LAKE COUNTY


LAKE COUNTY, CA — The Lake County Board of Supervisors will convene a special meeting on Tuesday morning, November 26, 2013 at 9 AM to confirm the existence of a local emergency for Lake County due to the November 21–22, 2013 severe wind event.  They were not originally scheduled to meet on November 26th due to the Holidays.
 
This afternoon, Matt Perry, County Administrative Officer acting as Director of Lake County Office of Emergency Services, proclaimed the existence of a local emergency in Lake County.  This proclamation will allow County departments to expedite the procurement process to purchase supplies and hire outside contractors to help address the County’s responsibilities in the recovery process from the devastating high winds.

District 3 Supervisor Denise Rushing stated, “We are all shocked by the amount of damage this wind storm did to the county, particularly in the North Shore area.  We’ve got a lot of people working hard to ensure the safety of our citizens and get things back to normal.”

Numerous County Department Heads and their staff have been working non-stop since Thursday afternoon to keep basic services up and running for county residents. 

First responders have been controlling numerous fires throughout the county caused by downed power lines.

PG&E has an Incident Command Team dedicated to Lake County, and they hope to have power restored to Lake County by mid day Saturday, November 23, 2013.

It appears that Upper Lake, Nice, and Lucerne are the hardest hit areas of the County.

Residents are reminded that it is best practice to hire licensed contractors for their repair work.  Information on clean-up will be provided soon.  County officials are working out the most expedient and efficient way to facilitate the clean up process, and guide residents to best practices.

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Please contact Jill Ruzicka, Lake County Public Information Officer, (707) 263-2580 office, (818) 395-3050 cell, or by email at Jill.ruzicka@lakecountyca.gov with any questions or concerns.