Welcome to Butte County

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services to name a few.

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Camp Fire Burn Scar Area

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Camp Fire impacted areas for today, Thursday, January 17th until 4:00 pm this afternoon. A Flash Flood Watch indicates that flash flooding, debris flow and rising on small rivers and creeks may be possible, depending on the projected rainfall rates and other factors. If Flash Flooding occurs, this can quickly become a dangerous and life threatening situation.

Evacuation Warning

The community of Pulga is under and evacuation warning due to potential for flooding in the area. This warning is for Tuesday January 15 at 10:00 pm through Thursday January 17 at 7:00 am.
If you are in this area you should evacuate to high ground prior to 10 pm January 15.

Locations for Sand and Bags

Fire Station 26
1726 Honey Run Road
Chico, CA 95928

Fire Station 25
3487 Durham Pentz Road
Oroville, CA 95965

Fire Station 67
3911 Cherokee Road
Oroville, CA 95965

Closed Roads

Check the Road Conditions map to see roads that are closed due to flooding.

Flash Flood Watch Details

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Camp Fire impacted areas for today, Thursday, January 17th until 4:00 pm this afternoon. A Flash Flood Watch indicates that flash flooding, debris flow and rising on small rivers and creeks may be possible, depending on the projected rainfall rates and other factors. If Flash Flooding occurs, this can quickly become a dangerous and life threatening situation.

If you are in the impacted area or are located near a waterway downstream from the impacted area, you should be prepared to immediately evacuate to high ground in the event of heavy rainfall, an evacuation notice, or any evidence of soil instability in your area. Call 911 if you see any evidence of soil instability or debris flow in your localized area.

Be prepared, monitor weather forecasts and do not wait for a Flash Flood Warning in order to take steps to protect life and property as these hazards may develop before a warning can be issued. There may be very little time to react once the storms and rain start.

Residents, persons traveling within the burn area, utility workers and emergency responders should remain alert and be prepared to take immediate action to reach high ground and safety should heavy rain develop.

Residents, persons traveling within the burn area, utility workers and emergency responders should remain alert and be prepared to take immediate action to reach high ground and safety should heavy rain develop.

Stay weather aware, plan in advance, and move away from the area if you feel your life is in danger. There may be very little time to react once the storms begin.

High Wind Watch 

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for the northern Sacramento Valley and surrounding foothills valid on Wednesday, January 16 through Thursday, January 17 with sustained winds reaching 25-30 mph, and wind gusts of up to 60 mph.

These high winds may cause tree hazards in areas affected by the Camp Fire. Residents who have returned to these areas should be aware of potentially hazardous trees and overhead hazards. If possible, avoid being outdoors if near fire damaged trees and drive cautiously though wooded areas.


Attention CalFresh Recipients

CalFresh LogoYour February 2019 CalFresh benefits may post to your EBT account early! Due to the Federal Government shut-down, if your case is eligible to February 2019 CalFresh benefits you may receive your benefits early. If you do not get your February CalFresh benefits early, and you are still eligible to CalFresh, you will receive your February benefits on your regularly scheduled day (the first ten days of February). Please budget these CalFresh benefits carefully because your next monthly benefits will not be available until March. 

¡Sus benefi cios de Febrero 2019 de CalFresh pueden estar disponibles en su cuenta de EBT temprano! Debido al cierre del gobierno federal, si su caso es elegible para recibir benefi cios de CalFresh durante el mes de febrero de 2019, usted podría recibir sus benefi cios temprano. Si no recibe sus benefi cios de Febrero temprano y aun es elegible para CalFresh, usted recibirá sus benefi cios en el día que regularmente los recibe (durante los primeros 10 días de Febrero).

Si recibe sus benefi cios de Febrero 2019 temprano, por favor de planear su presupuesto cuidadosamente porque no recibirá sus benefi cios de Marzo hasta la fecha que le corresponde. Koj cov nyaj muag noj rua lub ob hlis ntuj yuav tso tawm rua koj dlaim EBT ntxuv zog! Vim tsoom fwv qeb sab kaw tsi ua num, yog koj muaj feem tau nyaj muag noj rua lub ob hlis ntuj 2019. Koj yuav tau koj cov nyaj muag noj rua lub ob hlis ntuj ntxuv zog. Yog koj yeej muaj feem tau nyaj muag noj rua lub ob hlis tabsi ho tsi tau ntxuv zog, koj yuav tau koj cov nyaj muag noj lawv le ib txwm dlhau lug kws yog nub 1 moog txug nub 10 ntawm lub ob hlis ntuj. Thov ua tuab zoo txuag cov nyaj muag noj lub ob hlis ntuj vim koj yuav tsi tau nyaj muag noj moog txug thaum lub 3 hlis ntuj.

Camp Fire Recovery Website Available

The County of Butte and Town of Paradise have launched a new website to provide residents affected by the Camp Fire with a one-stop-shop for information and resources for recovery efforts. Together we stand committed to our community’s recovery. Visit ButteCountyRecovers.org for more information.

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