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Eastern Sierra News for July 22, 2024

 

 

 

 

DISASTER DECLARATION
Inyo County has joined numerous counterparts across the state in declaring a state of emergency due to widespread flooding.

The Board approved Resolution No. 2023-03 on Tuesday declaring the existence of a local emergency resulting from the atmospheric river event that started January 9 and caused extensive flooding throughout the county, with several roads and state highways damaged. Homes and businesses were also impacted and damaged by flooding.

Avalanches in the community of Aspendell resulted in additional damaged property and emergency evacuations.

Members of the Board expressed their heartfelt gratitude to local first responders, including Inyo County’s Road Crew, who jumped into action to save both lives and property during the recent storms and make safe travel possible on area roads and highways.

As of Tuesday, Pine Creek Road above Rovana and Movie Flat Road in Lone
Pine were still closed.

Emergency Services Manager Mikaela Torres explained that declaring a local emergency will support potential requests for disaster assistance by the County and local agency partners.


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