The City of Visalia declared a local state of emergency Monday afternoon in response to the past weekend’s storm and in anticipation of another storm forecasted to hit Tuesday morning. Under advisement from the County of Tulare and the Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Visalia made the declaration and immediately implemented an emergency […]

Sheriff Issues Evacuation Warning for Kings River

Due to the upcoming storm, Sheriff Boudreaux has issued an Evacuation Warning for the homes  and businesses along the Kings River, from the Fresno County line to the Kings County line. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is closely monitoring the forecast for an Atmospheric River arriving late Thursday night. The storm is expected to impact […]

Sheriff Urges Residents to Prepare for Another Significant Storm, Issues Evacuation Warning

Due to the upcoming storm, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux has issued an Evacuation Warning for the Community of Ponderosa. The Warning would include all businesses, homes and structures within the community, and all roadways, Forest Service Roads, access ways attached to Mountain 107 (also known as the Western Divide Highway) north of Mountain Road 50, and […]

1.3m Tulare County trees died in 2022

The latest California tree mortality report from the US Forest Service shows more than 36 million trees died in the state’s forests during 2022, including more than a million standing in Tulare County’s groves. The number of dead trees represents a threefold increase in the mortality rate in a single year.   Rising Tree Mortality […]