Sierra Wave Media

Eastern Sierra News for June 18, 2024





Town of Mammoth Lakes press release

The Town of Mammoth Lakes is notifying all residents and visitors that a Flood Watch and a High Wind Warning remains in effect throughtonight Tuesday, February 7. A prolonged moderate to strong atmospheric river (AR) is bringing heavy snow/rain to the region. It is forecasted to decrease in intensity by mid-afternoon along with the strong winds, however rain/snow showers will continue with the next surge of moderate-heavy precipitation Thursday morning into earlyFriday morning. View the complete Public Service Announcement or open attached PDF.

Town crews are responding to areas of concern, particularly flooded roadways and drains. Rockslides are possible along mountain highways caused by torrential snow/rain. Widespread very strong winds continue along higher elevations leading to air/road disruptions, particularly along U.S. Highway 395. Mammoth Lakes could experience power issues, tree damage with excessive winds along the Sierra ridges of 150+ mph.

The Town advises residents to stay indoors and only travel if absolutely necessary. Be aware of localized flooding and slow down for standing water. Help your neighbors and keep your flood protection measures in place. Sandbags are still available for property use from the Town Yard (299 Commerce Drive). The Town asks that you only take what you need and be respectful of others. To report areas of flooding, please call (760) 965-3681 and be prepared to leave a short, concise message. Your call will be returned in a timely manner.

The Town advises residents and visitors to be prepared by listening to KMMT 106.5 and Sierra Wave 92.5 for any road closures or shelter openings. The Town will also post updated information on the Public Information Line: (760) 965-3612, Town e-News and on the Town’s homepage.

In the event of any emergency, please call 911 for assistance. Emergency information can also be found on the Town’s websiteincluding emergency planning documents, utility contact numbers and assistance and services for disaster recovery.