Information and Resources
Winter storms can bring a host of challenges, ranging from closed roads to power outages and swollen streams. Residents are strongly encouraged to register for notification through the Merced County Emergency Notification System by clicking HERE. Helpful information may also be found on social media by following the Merced County Office of Emergency Services, Merced County, the City of Merced and Merced Irrigation District.
Click HERE for information about water releases from Lake McClure.
Contact numbers for local waterways
As always, in any life-threatening emergencies, residents should immediately contact 911.
For streams and waterways within the City of Merced, residents can call 209-385-6905.
For streams and waterways within Merced County, residents can call: (209) 385-7563.
For canals and the Merced River, call Merced Irrigation District: (209) 383-7399.
For MID electrical outages, click here for fastest response. Or call (209) 722-2899.
For PG&E electric outages, call 1-800-743-5002
For recorded information from the Merced County Office of Emergency Services, call (209) 385-7379.
Links to important local weather and stream information:
Extra food and bottled water, clothing and blankets, a first-aid kit, flashlights and an emergency radio with batteries. Those with medical devices should ensure a backup power supply. A complete list of items can be found through the Federal Emergency Management Agency by clicking HERE.
Again, for any life-threatening emergencies, residents should immediately contact 911.