2019 ISO Cover Letter – Latest 4/4Y
Thank you to ACSO OES for the generous donation of new chainsaws and accessories! These will be put right to work!
We here at AFPD value our partnership and ability to work together with ACSO to serve the community members of Amador!An incredible number of trees and large limbs have come down after our many days of rain and heavy snowfall. Numerous residents have called the Sheriff’s Office reporting that they are unable to leave their properties due to blocked driveways and roads. Our partners at the Amador Fire Protection District (AFPD) have been doing their best to assist trapped residents and they have made incredible progress. In order to help the AFPD crews work faster, safer, and in additional areas of Amador County, the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services was able to purchase new chainsaws and accessories for these hard working teams. Our sincere thanks goes out to AFPD and the countless others working to restore critical services to Amador County. ... See MoreSee Less
I am so grateful and my family is too!!! Thank you so much!!!
Update from Amador Fire Protection District and Amador Sheriff Office of Emergency Services
As of 0720 hours there are 4216 customers impacted across the county. 592 customers were restored since 2000 hours last night. (see chart below).
PG&E will be staffing the warming center at Mace Meadows Golf Course from 8 A.M. - 12 P.M then Red Cross and Amador HHS will take over until 8 P.M. starting Sunday January 2nd.
County City Impacted Medical E&C Customers
AMADOR FIDDLETOWN 200 13 1
AMADOR JACKSON 9 2 0
AMADOR PINE GROVE 473 39 4
AMADOR PIONEER 2964 250 41
AMADOR SUTTER CREEK 9 2 0
AMADOR VOLCANO 561 51 3
Sub Total 4216 357 49
They are bringing in an additional 2 snow cats from hydro folks as they completed work on the damaged A flume in Tuolumne County yesterday. They will also be getting another 2 -3 snow cats from a vendor – all of which will arrive today. They have additional Troublemen coming in from other parts of the state, as well as the mutual aid crews from Southern California Edison and other utilities. They are setting up a base camp/staging area at the Italian Fairgrounds, and at the Old Cedar Mill to be able to stage materials and resources for repairs and restoration. Hopefully we will see a big drop in impacted customers today.
The Sheriff's Search and Rescue vehicle is still staged at AFPD Station 111 and both agencies will continue to respond and assist as needed. Please call our non-emergency number 209-223-6500 or 911 in an emergency. If there are still downed power lines blocking roadways, call our office so we may coordinate with PG&E. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s been a long ride. I’m out here in Pioneer. Praying we can get power soon. Thank you for all you guys do to help our communities 🙏🏻
Problem remains not one PG&E vehicle working in meadow or sugar pine or above only local people doing the work the county roads groups and PG&E should be doing like they did in 1996. Do not see any as of 6pm Saturday. Still trees having from down power lines.
Thank You Amador Fire, Sheriffs Dept. and PG&E for working such long hours and sacrificing your time with your families to help our communities get back up.
Update from the Sheriffs Office.As OES Director for the county, I have activated our Emergency Operations Center to assist in logistics, financial and recovery efforts. I have also declared an Emergency Proclamation and Request for Assistance for Amador County which will be ratified by the Board of Supervisors tomorrow. This proclamation only helps with financial reimbursement for expenditures and damage to public infrastructures.
We have been working with PG&E on receiving timely updates by coordination with them and our county public roads to respond more efficiently. We have requested mission specific tasks from the state for Calfire personnel to assist in tree removal with Amador Fire Protection District and Lockwood Fire protection district, who are all working extremely hard to mitigate the impact as much as possible.
One issue has been the lack of timely and accurate information from PG&E. We will be receiving daily updates which we will get out to the public via radio, news outlets and social media.
The estimated times of restoration are December 31 to January 5 with the hardest hit up-country areas being the last. PG&E has activated their Emergency Operations Center including the District Storm Room in Jackson
The Sheriff’s Office should be receiving 100 go bags from PG&E today, which will be passed out to patrol or available for pickup at our office. The bags include a phone charger, water, snacks and small flashlight.
OES has also requested a warming center to be immediately opened and staffed by PG&E as to not drain our already limited resources. Mace Meadows Golf Course has agreed to perform this function and we are working with Amador Health and Human Services, Red Cross and Supervisor Jeff Brown to help with staffing. OES has provided an emergency generator to Mace Meadows as of this afternoon.
We will continue to respond and hike into locations to check on your loved ones as needed and keep you updated with the latest information.
Sheriff Redman ... See MoreSee Less