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Help For Those Coping With Wildfire Related Emotional Issue
October 20, 2017

Those who have lost homes, property, pets, livestock, or need help coping with the evacuation and the devastation in the Yuba County foothills can receive professional assistance for emotional issues through Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health Services. In addition to providing assistance during normal working hours, Behavioral Health Services operates a 24-hour crisis line.

Visit the following website for contact information: https://www.suttercounty.org/doc/government/depts/hs/mh/hs_behavioral_health

Yuba County Fire Evacuees Allowed To Return
October 16, 2017

All road closures in the Cascade Fire area were lifted on Friday, according to CalFire and the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office. There is full access to the fire impacted areas in the communities of Loma Rica, Browns Valley, and Rackerby. Evacuees were advised to return safely and be cautious of potential hazards.

The Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, located in Yuba City, remains open at this time as an emergency shelter for impacted families and residents.

For more information on the fire in the Yuba County foothills, which was listed at about 10,000 acres with nearly full containment as of last night, visit: www.bepreparedyuba.org.

Sutter County Public Health Walk-in Flu Shot Clinic
October 15, 2017

Sutter County Public Health is holding a walk-in influenza (flu) shot clinic. Only injectable flu vaccine will be given at the walk-in clinic for healthy people six months of age and up.

Flu vaccine remains the single most effective way to prevent the flu and it is very important to get your flu vaccine in addition to washing your hands, covering your cough and staying home when you are sick.

The CDC recommends that everyone six months of age and older get an influenza vaccine each year. Getting a flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. Protect yourself from influenza.

The walk-in flu shot clinic be held at the Live Oak Community Center:

Thursday, October 26, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Live Oak Community Center
10200 O Street, Live Oak

Sutter County Public Health asks the community to be prepared for the walk-in flu shot clinic by understanding the following information about the clinic:

  • Injectable flu vaccine is available for persons six months of age and older.
  • Wear clothing that quickly bares the upper arm near the shoulder for the injection.
  • Vaccine information and the screening and consent forms are available online on the Sutter County Public Health Immunization Program page and may be completed beforehand and brought with you to the walk-in flu shot clinic. Forms will also be available at the walk-in clinic.
  • $5.00 donation accepted.
Fire Victims Who Lost Documents
October 11, 2017

Sutter County Recorder Donna Johnston announced today that fire victims who have lost their birth, death, and marriage documents as a result of the wildfires can obtain free certified copies of their documents if they were issued in Sutter County.

Governor Brown issued emergency proclamations for several California counties which allows for this fee exemption.

For more information, call 530-822-7134.

Sutter County Assisting Yuba County Any Way It Can During Fire - UPDATE
October 11, 2017

In response to the Loma Rica area fire in Yuba County, Sutter County is supporting our neighbors any way we can. Sutter County staff (including Sutter County Fire Chief, Sutter County Emergency Management Officer, and others) are working closely with Yuba County and State officials to ensure Sutter County is providing as much assistance as possible.

The Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, located in Yuba City, is serving as an emergency shelter for impacted families and residents.

Sutter County will continue to share official information from CalFire, Yuba County Office of Emergency Management, and others on our Social Media feeds (Facebook and Twitter). Sutter County fire and emergency management personnel remain prepared to dispatch mutual aid to any of 29 fires currently burning in California.

Please call Yuba County’s Public Information Office at (530) 749-7700 for information about providing donations, serving as a volunteer, shelter information, etc. The Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds and American Red Cross has specifically requested donations of toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.) and new socks and undergarments (for all genders, ages, and sizes). No other donations are being sought and there is no ability to store donations which are not needed. These donations should be dropped off at Expo Hall, 442 Franklin Avenue, Yuba City.

For the latest information on Yuba County fires, evacuation status, and shelters, please follow Yuba County Office of Emergency Management at www.bepreparedyuba.org, or CalFire at www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps.