The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is stepping up preparation for the upcoming storm. Fresh off a conference call with the State Emergency Services, Nevada County Director Vic Ferrera says the storm is eminent.
Ferrera says taking some simple precautions can make the experience less uncomfortable.
Be sure to charge cell phones and other devices before the power goes out. An if you have medical devices and oxygen be sure to have back up power supplies.
Ferrera says there are some things residents can do out side of their houses before the storm hits.
In regards to sand bags, Ferrera says that there has already been a huge response.
The permanent location to fill sand bags is the Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad St. in Nevada City. Beginning Tuesday, sand and sandbags will also be available at the North San Juan Fire Station #1, Higgins Fire Station #21 and Penn Valley Fire Station #43.
Residents must bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags with sand. OES does request that residents only take what they plan to use for protection of their personal property in the event of flooding.
A winter blizzard warning has been issued for Donner Summit so drivers are encouraged not to take I80 east.