Camp Fire (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rain Brings Debris Flow Concerns to Butte County, Paradise Following Camp Fire

The adverse weather occurring in Northern California is a good reminder to opt-in to emergency notifications from Butte County’s Code Red system. You can do that here. Rain will fall on terrain burned by the Camp Fire, which could cause mudslides.

The NWS Sacramento is reporting that a weather system will move through the Butte County area today, with the heaviest precipitation occurring late this afternoon with moderate rainfall. This will increase the potential for ash movement and debris flows on recent burn scars.

The second system will move through late Thursday afternoon into early Friday, bringing additional moderate to heavy rain and mountain snow along with gusty winds.

So it’s highly advised that you steer clear of areas of Butte County impacted by the Camp Fire, especially the Town of Paradise.


Butte County Code Red Community Notification System




Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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