If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact 911.  

 If you are in need non-emergency assistance due to the Storm, please contact Health and Human Services Agency Triage Line for the Unhoused 209-768-9684

For Disaster Assistance, please contact American Red Cross 1-855-891-7325. 

  • Initial Damage Estimate Reporting, February/March Storms - Individual Assistance - For those individuals who have suffered damage to their home and/or business.  You are encouraged to share your property damage.   For more information and a link to the form CLICK HERE 

  • Tuolumne County road closures and sandbag locations**  CLICK HERE  

  • While supplies last, Tuolumne County is providing filled sandbags in the below locations.  See information below or Click HERE

  • Additional Resources:

    • State of Emergency to Support 43 Counties Impacted by Winter Storm: 
      • Pursuant to these Proclamations of a State of Emergency, fees for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and dissolution of marriage records are suspended for any individual who lost such records as a result of the winter storm. These Proclamations will remain in effect until the Governor terminates the State of Emergency.  Click HERE
         PR 20230313 pg 1PR 20230313 pg 2DECEMBER 2022 jANUARY 2023 WINTER STORMS Tuolumne County OES asks for all to be alert and aware for future messaging.  Click HERE for OES Facebook page. 

For Tuolumne County Road Closure information - Click here for map locations
For more information contact OES at (209) 533-6395.

Public Works would also like to remind the community of sand locations. Citizens are required to bring their own bags and shovel. 
  •  Columbia – Airport parking lot @ 10723 Airport Rd (please look for the orange cones)
  • Tuolumne – 18870 Birch Street
  • Tuolumne - The corner of Parkview Ln and Chestnut Ave
  • Jamestown – On the corner of 7th Ave and 8th St
  • Big Oak Flat / Groveland area – 11242 Wards Ferry Rd


**Reporting Private Property damage is no longer necessary**

Tuolumne County did not meet the damage threshold to qualify for FEMA-funded individual disaster assistance.  Thank you to all the area residents and business owners who participated in our tracking and reporting effort to qualify.

However, Tuolumne County is a contiguous county under the Small Business Administration (SBA) and individuals and businesses are eligible for disaster loans to help them with any impacts. For more information, please click HERE. Should you need further clarification, please call our offices at 209-533-6395.


On January 14, 2023, President Joseph Biden declared a major disaster declaration due to Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides beginning on December 27, 2022.  As a result, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Emergency Loan Program has been made available eligible for numerous counties throughout the State of California including Tuolumne County for both physical and crop production losses.  
Who may apply:  
Farmers and ranchers who conduct family-sized farming operations.
Assistance made available by designation:
• Emergency farm loans for both physical and crop production losses as a direct result of the disaster
• Up to a maximum of $500,000
How to apply:  
•Contact the local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office listed in the local telephone directory under U.S. Government, Agriculture
•Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).
Deadline to apply:  9/25/2023

For more information about eligibility, maps, and application information, Click HERE.  To see a copy of the letter designating Tuolumne County as an eligible area click HERE.

shell fire information  

9/13/2022, 3:29 PM - Shell Fire Incident 
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s office has issued FIRE EVACUATION WARNING RAWHIDE / SHELL ROAD
Evacuation Advisories have been issued for the following areas:
  • Rawhide Rd to French Flat Rd
  • Shell Rd to Rawhide Mobile Home Park
  • Old Melones Dam Rd
  • Sierra Waldorf School

Tuolumne County OES asks for all to be alert and aware for future messaging. 

For updates you can go to the TC Sheriff's Facebook page 

Click here for map locations
Public Information line is (209) 533-5151 or for more information contact OES at (209) 533-6395.


Woods Fire started on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in the City of Sonora. Click on the following links for more information. 

Latest Update

Safe Clean Up of Fire Ash Information

◼ Public Information Line: 209-533-5151
◼ **9-4-22 ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE** - Stockton road is now open.  
◼ **9-2-22 - ALL mandatory evacuation orders and warnings are cancelled.***

Additional information can be found on the Tuolumne County Sheriffs page 


Washington Fire started on Thursday August 26, 2021 with total acreage at 136 acres and includes areas of Tuolumne County and City of Sonora.

Latest Cal Fire Update

Latest Tuolumne County Washington Fire Update

Tuolumne County Fire Information Map

Emergency Proclamation and CDAA Process2.21.2023 Press Release