Office of Emergency Management
During disasters or large scale incidents the Butte County OEM coordinates the overall response through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). When activated, the EOC provides a central location for responding and supporting agencies to collaborate response and recovery efforts in order to effectively and efficiently provide information and deploy resources. In non disaster times the Butte County OEM supports and coordinates disaster planning, community preparedness, mitigation, and training.
Emergency Management

Flood Evacuation Zones in South Butte County

There are 11 Flood Evacuation Zones in South Butte County. The zones cover the Cities of Oroville, Gridley, Biggs, and the surrounding unincorporated communities from the Oroville Dam south to the Butte County line on both sides of the Feather River.  Each Evacuation Zone includes a recommended Evacuation Route, Public Assembly Point, and Evacuation Center. Zones can be viewed by clicking on of the links below or on the interactive map.

  • Oroville area, (View Zone 1) 
    Community Meeting March 24th at 6:00 pm at the Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville
  • Thermalito (View Zone 2)
    Community Meeting March 30th at 6:00 pm at Nelson Avenue School, 2255 6th Street, Oroville
  • Palermo area (View Zones 3 and 4 | View Zone 10)
    Community Meeting Mar 29th at 6:00 pm at the Palermo School Gym, 7350 Bulldog Way, Palermo
  • Biggs area (View Zones 5 and 6 | View Zones 7 and 11)
    Community Meeting March 16th at 6:00 pm at the Butte County Fairgrounds, Butte Hall 199 East Hazel Street, Gridley
  • Gridley area (View Zones 6 and 9 | View Zone 8)
    Community Meeting March 16th at 6:00 pm at the Butte County Fairgrounds, Butte Hall 199 East Hazel Street, Gridley

Be Prepared for an Evacuation

  1. Learn the Evacuation Categories
  2. Know how to Stay Informed During and Emergency
  3. Get Prepared Today
  4. Make sure people with disabilities and activity limitations have a plan. For information about the Special Needs Awareness Program (SNAP) call OEM at (530) 538-7373

Interactive Flood Evacuation Map

Enter your address or click on a zone to find your zone, learn your evacuation route, and see where to go in case of an evacuation. View interactive map full screen.

Contact the Butte County Sheriff's Office, infosheriff@buttecounty.net with comments and feedback about the Flood Evacuation Zones.

Visit ButteCounty.net homepage for information in Butte County related to the Oroville Spillway incident.

FEMA and the International Association of Emergency Managers define Emergency Management as; “…the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.” Butte County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is committed to providing a comprehensive Emergency Management Program supporting all functions of emergency management to build disaster resistant communities.

Emergency Management Functions

Protection (Prevention)
Actions taken to stop or avoid an incident.

Mitigation
Measures to reduce the likelihood of occurrence, or reduce the damaging effects of the hazard. These activities should be done prior to an incident.

Preparedness
Preparedness activities increase a community’s ability to respond when a disaster occurs. Emergency response plans, evacuation plans, family communications plan and assembling a family disaster kit are just a few examples of preparedness.

Response
Actions taken immediately before, during and after a disaster to protect human lives and property from damaging effects. For individuals, it is being able to act responsibly and safely to protect yourself and your family from the impacts of a disaster event.

Recovery
Actions taken to return community to normalcy. For catastrophic events this may take years.

Sign up for Emergency Mass Notifications.

Emergency Mass Notification

Contact the Butte County Sheriff's Office, infosheriff@buttecounty.net if you have trouble registering your address for notifications.

 Contact OEM

Butte County OEM
Phone:    530.538.7373
Fax:        530.538.7120
OEM@ButteCounty.net

 

 Location and Hours

Butte County OEM
25 County Center Drive,
Suite 213
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays