Some evacuation orders reduced to warnings in Tulare County as storms pass

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Tulare County Sheriff's Office reduced some evacuation orders to warnings in several areas on Thursday night.

Evacuation orders have now been reduced to warnings in the following areas:

Yokohl Creek:

The evacuation warnings will consist of all homes, businesses, and access roads south of Highway 198, west of Yokohl Drive, east of High Sierra Drive, including Road 217, Eaton Road, Badger Hill Avenue, and Avenue 295.

South Tulare:

The evacuation warnings will include all homes, businesses, and access roads, south of Avenue 192, west of Road 152, north of the North Branch of the Tule River, east of Highway 99. The area will consist of Avenue 184, Avenue 186, Avenue 190, Road 112, Road 128, Road 136, Oakdale Avenue (Road 140), and Road 142.

West Porterville:

The evacuation warning will include all homes, businesses, and access roads, south of Avenue 152, west of the Tule River (west of South Westwood Street), north of Avenue 144 (Highway 190), and east of the Friant-Kern Canal.

Three Rivers:

The evacuation warnings include all homes, businesses and access roads on North Fork Drive to the roads end; all residences, businesses and access roads on South Fork Drive to the National Park, and all residences, businesses and access roads along the Kaweah River, Sierra Drive (Highway 198) to the National Park Boundary.

Mineral King Road is closed at the washout at approximately Mile Marker four and a half (4.5). All residents on Mineral King Road past Mile Marker 4.5 should Shelter in Place and not attempt to drive on the roadways.

Cutler Area:

The evacuation warning includes all businesses and homes along Road 124, south of Avenue 408, down to Railroad Drive to Santa Fe Drive, which turns into Eddy, from Avenue 407 to Lee Road to Avenue 408.

The road is closed at Road 124, south of Avenue 408.

Springville Area:

Along the south bank of the Tule River for the homes and businesses from the Lower Rio Vista, east of Bridge Drive to east of Pleasant Oak Drive on Highway 190.

This will include all roads, access roads and areas in between. Not included is Pleasant Oak Drive.


An evacuation warning is now in place for the residents and businesses south of Avenue 84, south on Road 128, Road 130 to Deer Creek, east along the north bank of Deer Creek to Road 140, north on Road 140, to Avenue 84, west on Road 84 to Road 128, and all roads and avenues in between.

Officials are encouraging residents who live in these areas under an evacuation warning to be ready to leave their homes if needed.

For additional resources or information, please call 559-802-9791 or visit County of Tulare website.