Emergency Alert Sent to Residents Along Van Duzen
Residents in the area of the Van Duzen River received an alert at 9:54 a.m. from the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services. According to Selena Zorrilla-Mendoza, a spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the alert stated,
Van Duzen river expected to flood this afternoon. Highway 36 closures likely. Do not drive into flooded roadways. Call 911 for emergencies and Red Cross (1-800-RED-CROSS) with shelter needs. http://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/
The graph at the California Nevada River Forecast Center for the Van Duzen River shows it is expected to reach flood stage just prior to 4 p.m. today. Models predict that it will crest about 8 p.m. over two feet above flood stage.