As classes begin for spring semester, students, faculty and staff are urged to check your route to university sites for road closures and areas impacted by flooding. Merced County's Perimeter app is a good resource for real-time updates.
8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Merced County effective through 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The City of Merced is posting updates and resources here; Merced County is posting updates here. Use the Perimeter app for updates on evacuations and warnings in Merced County. The county has created a flood hotline: (209) 385-7563.
- The UC Merced Police Department is leading a drive for canned food and other items for the flood-damaged community of Planada. Donations are being accepted 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 20. Please complete this form before bringing your donation.
- The forecast for the Merced area calls for a slight chance of rain and showers Wednesday. Dense to patchy fog is expected at times through Thursday.
- How to make an evacuation plan
- How to live through a flood
- Send general questions about UC Merced staffing to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Report power outages on university property to CATCOPS (228-2677)
Where to get sandbags: www.countyofmerced.com/sandbags
Road closure information: https://app.perimeterplatform.com/
- Merced County Emergency Notification System: www.countyofmerced.com/alert
- City of Merced news releases: www.cityofmerced.org/about-merced/advanced-components/list-detail-pages/news-list