Butte County under flood watch due to incoming storm system

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation warning Tuesday afternoon for Pulga residents, who are now dealing with the possibility of flooding due to this storm system, just two months after the deadly Camp Fire.

The sheriff’s office said the evacuation warning would last from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Thursday. Pulga residents were told to seek higher ground before the 10 p.m. warning start, and officials stated that if flooding happens in the areas impacted by the fire, it “can quickly become a dangerous and life threatening situation.”

The rest of Butte County was under flood watch by the National Weather Service, beginning 4 p.m. Wednesday until Thursday morning. Rainfall totals in the Central Valley could go up to 3 inches during this time.

Sheriff’s officials also warned residents located in, or downstream from, the fire-impacted areas to prepare for evacuation, in case of heavy rainfall.

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